Welcome to the MERL Shop



MERLchandise from the home of the absolute unit

Exclusive ranges of gifts and homeware inspired by the collections of The Museum of English Rural Life, available online and in our museum gift shop

Look at this absolute unit

A range of gifts featuring an image of a very large sheep that became iconic after a single, now famous absolute unit post.

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absolute unit gifts from the MERL collections
Exclusive Diversity of British Farming Gifts from the MERL archive

The Diversity of British Farming

A range of products based on the 1951 wall-hangings designed by Michael O'Connell for the Festival of Britain.

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Huntley & Palmers

An exclusive range of Huntley & Palmers merchandise featuring some of our favourite artwork from the archive including Christmas specials and quirky biscuit packaging. 

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Exclusive Huntley and Palmer Gifts from the MERL archive
Exclusive bespoke gifts from the MERL archive

Bespoke gifts from the archive

Enhance your home with a little slice of life in days gone by, from the MERL's rich photographic archive.

Create your own bespoke gift or print from over 400 photographs by Phillip Collier, who motorcycled around with his camera capturing towns and villages.

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Blueprints and engineering drawings

A brand new range of shop products featuring agricultural manufacturers engineering drawings of steam engines, road rollers and road locomotives.

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Exclusive Diversity of British Farming Gifts from the MERL archive

Our retail partners, Heritage Digital are committed to helping us minimise the negative impact we have on the environment.

The products sourced for The MERL are produced with low-impact materials and processes are regularly reviewed to minimise waste.

All packaging is recyclable, recycled or compostable, and where ever possible reused.

To read more about Heritage Digital's commitment to our sustainable retail partnership, visit www.heritage-digital.co.uk