Reading Museum

Reading Museum will close for the holidays on Saturday 21 December 2019 at 5pm and, as it does not open on Sundays or Mondays, it will re-open at 10am on Thursday 2 January 2020. The museum shop and Town Hall reception will also close during this period.

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) on Redlands Road will be closed from 23 to 27 December 2019 and 30 December to 1 January 2020 but open as usual 9am to 5pm on 21 and 22 December and from 10am to 5pm on 28 and 29 December.

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology on Whiteknights Campus will be closed from 20 December 2019 to 6 January 2020 inclusive. The Cole Museum of Zoology is currently closed as it is in the process of moving to a new building.

The Berkshire Record Office will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 inclusive. The University Special Collections Service reading room will close at 5pm on Friday 20 December and re-open at 9 am on 2 January.

  1. Council Christmas Information
  2. Christmas at The MERL