Museum Of English Rural Life

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, United Kingdom, Reading

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is a museum dedicated to recording the changing face of farming and the countryside in England. It houses designated collections of national importance that span the full range of objects, archives, photographs, film and books. The museum is run by the University of Reading, and is situated in Redlands Road to the rear of that institution's London Road Campus near to the centre of Reading in southern England. The location was formerly known as East Thorpe House and then St. Andrews Hall.