Explore and learn the story of the changing English landscape, the people who have shaped it over the centuries and the technologies developed to produce our food.

Our dynamic new displays inspire visitors of all ages, and we will be welcoming both groups and individuals throughout the year. You are free to visit independently or take part in a range of learning activities.

To avoid disappointment we recommend booking as far ahead as you can. Advance booking is essential for all group visits over the size of 10, even for self-guided visits. To make a booking enquiry, please email merlevents@reading.ac.uk.