The MERL Family Event: Magical Lights

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The Museum of English Rural Life

Redlands Road

Reading

RG1 5EX

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Explore the magic of light and celebrate Chinese New Year with us!

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Enjoy activities including:

  • Magical Lights garden trail
  • Making shadow puppets
  • Create Window decorations
  • Make a natural evergreen centrepiece / candle decoration
  • Torchlight Chinese New Year animal hunt (bring your own torch please)
  • Take-home craft

Additional information:

  • Suitable for families with children aged 3 – 11.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult and we encourage parents/carers to assist with all activities.
  • All activities are outdoors so please ensure you dress for the weather.
  • Booking essential
  • £4.50 per participating child. Adults free.

When you arrive your group will be allocated a suggested schedule for you to follow to ensure that we manage the number of people at each activity effectively. If you are meeting friends and would like to do the activities together, please indicate this on the booking form, when prompted. We will do our best to accommodate these requests where possible.

In the event of bad weather, this event may be cancelled and refunds will be issued.

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The Museum of English Rural Life

Redlands Road

Reading

RG1 5EX

United Kingdom

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The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL)

The MERL was established in Reading in 1951 to capture and record the rapidly changing countryside following World War II. In 2005, it moved to its current premises in St Andrew’s Hall, a building designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse in 1880 for local businessman Alfred Palmer of the Huntley & Palmer biscuit company.

Today the Museum uses its diverse and surprising collection to explore how the skills and experiences of farmers and craftspeople, past and present, can help shape our lives now and into the future. The Museum has worked alongside rural people, local communities and specialist researchers to create displays and activities that engage with important debates about the future of food and the ongoing relevance of the countryside to all our lives.

The MERL belongs to the University of Reading Museums and Special Collections Service (UMASCS)

Special Collections
Our collections, which include rare books, archives and manuscripts, are substantial and varied, particularly for a University of this age and size. The University's collections also include artwork.

Museums Partnership Reading

Reading Museum and The Museum of English Rural Life work together as Museums Partnership Reading (MPR). MPR is funded by Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation scheme, to improve opportunities for diverse local communities to engage in cultural experiences and heritage through public programmes, including exhibitions, high quality learning services for young people, new online experiences and investment in volunteering.

 

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