SU7272 : The Museum of English Rural Life

taken 5 years ago, near to Reading, Great Britain

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life
The museum was established in 1951 by the University of Reading LinkExternal link . It moved from the Whiteknights campus to this location at Redlands Road in 2005.
The building shown here was originally the home of Sir Alfred Palmer, who worked in the family biscuit-making firm Huntley & Palmers. Built in 1880 to a design by Alfred Waterhouse, it was called East Thorpe. Sir Alfred gave the house to the university, it was extended and in 1911 became St Andrew's Hall which was used as a student residence until 2001. For architectural details, see LinkExternal link .
In addition to the former hall, the museum has a large modern exhibition building and landscaped garden - see SU7272 : MERL Garden, Reading .
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Educational sites 
Person (from Tags)
Sir Alfred Palmer 
Architect (from Tags)
Alfred Waterhouse 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7238 7274 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.9418N 0:57.5893W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 7240 7277
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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MERL  University of Reading  St Andrews Hall  Listed Building Grade II 

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