Museum Of English Rural Life Reopens - But How Many Of Their Bizarre Items Can You Identify?

Iconic museum gives HuffPost UK a sneak peek into its archives.

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The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) has given The Huffington Post UK a sneak peek into its archives ahead of its reopening following a £3 million redevelopment programme.

The new museum aims to challenge perceptions about rural England by revealing the historical and contemporary relevance of country life.

<strong>The museum gives visitors a glimpse into the life of British people living in the countryside down the years</strong>
The museum gives visitors a glimpse into the life of British people living in the countryside down the years
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It will reopen on 19th October.

The museum lets visitors glimpse into the life of Britons living in the countryside through the ages, with exhibitions and items on display relating to food, farming and the countryside.

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