The Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 6AF
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 937 5132
Fax:
+44 (0) 118 937 5131

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Welcome to the Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire.  We look after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history. On this website you can discover more about our holdings and how to use us, as well as see some of the treasures from our collections.

Click on any of the links on this website to begin exploring Berkshire's past.

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Image of Photograph of the Folley family, Maidenhead, 1912

 

The Archives of the Royal County

The 'Wedding Observer' provides visual insight to the Royal wedding through words

The 'Wedding Observer' provides visual insight to the Royal wedding through words

Last testaments of the dead

Last testaments of the dead

How Coley Park looked in an early 18th century engraving

How Coley Park looked in an early 18th century engraving

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Phone lines are down
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Distance Enquiry Services Survey 2015 Results
The results of the CIPFA Distance Survey for the BRO are now available
Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2014 Results
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Seals Exhibition Online
Small Objects of Power 2014 Exhibition now available to view on our website

Latest Galleries

Small Objects of Power

Small Objects of Power
An Exhibition about Medieval Seals

Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State
Irish Patriots in Reading Gaol

Inside Victorian Broadmoor

Inside Victorian Broadmoor
Stories from England's first Criminal Lunatic Asylum

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 76
July 2016: Public Assistance in Berkshire: a new way of helping the poor; The...