Museum of English Rural Life

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Redlands Road
Reading
England
RG1 5EX

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The Museum galleries and garden are now closed until 2016 for work on the Our Country Lives redevelopment project to take place. For more information see their website. The Reading Room will remain open throughout the project

  • The Reading Room opening hours have been extended from 10-5pm (restricted service) on Mondays to 9-5pm (full Reading Room service). The new hours start on 28 September 2015
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    Collections information

    Businesses (570)

    Organisations (127)

    Persons (42)

    Diaries (43)

    Families (8)

    • Palmer family, Earls of Selborne Blackmoor, Hampshire;Selborne, Hampshire
    • Pithers, family of Woodley Woodley and Sandford, Berkshire
    • Pitt family, Barons Rivers Stratfield Saye, Hampshire;Cranborne Chase, Dorset;Sturminster Newton, Dorset;Wareham, Dorset;Sudeley, Gloucestershire;Winchcombe, Gloucestershire;Bath, Somerset;Berwick St John, Wiltshire;Rushmore, Wiltshire
    • Fox-Pitt-Rivers family of Rushmore Rushmore, Wiltshire;Berwick St John, Wiltshire;Cranborne Chase, Dorset;Sturminster Newton, Dorset;Wareham, Dorset;Stratfield Saye, Hampshire;Sudeley, Gloucestershire;Winchcombe, Gloucestershire;Bath, Somerset
    • Villiers-Stuart family of Dromana Dromana, County Waterford;Burnchurch, County Kildare;Bramfield, Hertfordshire
    • Townshend, family, Marquesses Townshend Calverton, Buckinghamshire;Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire;Ely, Cambridgeshire;Fordham, Cambridgeshire;Soham, Cambridgeshire;Ashbourne, Derbyshire;Walton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire;East Donyland, Essex;Great Bentley, Essex;Wivenhoe, Essex;Kempsford, Gloucestershire;Amwell, Hertfordshire;Balls Park, Hertfordshire;Bengeo, Hertfordshire;Gorhambury, Hertfordshire;Wigston Magna, Leicestershire;London;Canonbury, Middlesex;Clerkenwell, Middlesex;Binham, Norfolk;Coxford, Norfolk;East Raynham, Norfolk;Great Yarmouth, Norfolk;Helhoughton, Norfolk;Horsham St Faith, Norfolk;Langham, Norfolk;Morston, Norfolk;Oxwich with Pattesley, Norfolk;Raynham Hall, Norfolk;Stiffkey, Norfolk;Weasenham, Norfolk;Wellingham, Norfolk;West Rudham, Norfolk;Elkington, Northamptonshire;Tamworth, Staffordshire;Tettenhall, Staffordshire;Akenham, Suffolk;Great Thurlow, Suffolk;Kentford, Suffolk;Rendlesham, Suffolk;Flecknoe, Warwickshire;Lea Marston, Warwickshire;Wellesbourne, Warwickshire;Hannington, Wiltshire;Inglesham, Wiltshire;Ramsbury, Wiltshire;Risby, Yorkshire
    • Villiers family, Viscounts Grandison of Limerick, later Viscounts Grandison of Dromana Dromana, County Waterford;Burnchurch, County Kildare;Bramfield, Hertfordshire
    • Wellesley family, Dukes of Wellington Stratfield Saye, Hampshire;Standon, Hertfordshire;Hilborough, Norfolk;Cropredy, Oxfordshire

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