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

We are closed this week for stocktaking though we will still be able to answer written and telephone enquiries.

We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 13th December 2016.

Please see our Opening Hours page for details of when we are open and when we might be closed: Opening Hours

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

Why conkers were collected during World War Two

Why conkers were collected during World War Two

Guide to sources for World War 1 held at the Berkshire Record Office

Guide to sources for World War 1 held at the Berkshire Record Office

Ghostly goings on are not always what they seem

Ghostly goings on are not always what they seem

Latest News
Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
Information on when we will be open over the festive period for 2016 to 2017
Closure for Stocktake 2016
Our dates for when we will be closed for stocktaking
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
The results of the PSQG Survey 2014 relating to the BRO are now available
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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

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October 2016: Before the Conquest: a picture of Anglo Saxon Berkshire - Origi...