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Welcome to our News section.

Visitor Survey 2016 Results

The results of the UK Visitor Survey 2016 are now available

We're Accredited!

The BRO is now an Accredited Archive Service

10,000th collection received at the BRO

The Berkshire Record Office celebrates receiving its 10,000th accession

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol online exhibition

New online gallery showcases Oscar Wilde and Reading prison

Distance Enquiry Services Survey 2015 Results

The results of the CIPFA Distance Survey for the BRO are now available

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Free access to the British Newspaper Archive

Free access to British Newspapers available at the BRO

World War I Blog

Authentic voices of the past

Probate Name Index

39,000 names on one CD.

Important Information about School Records

Update on the treatment of personal data.


Latest Galleries

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol
Biographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison

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

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 82
January 2018: Orphans of the Sea: a short history of the RMNEF - Life at the ...

Upcoming Events

How to Read Old Handwriting
Ever wanted to learn how to read old handwriting? Come along to our introduction to reading handwriting found in documents at the Berkshire Record Office from c.1500 to 1700 and discover how. The workshop will be held at the BRO on 18th June 201...

Cutting and Decorating Picture Mounts
Ever wanted to know how to cut and decorate picture mounts? Well now you can by coming along to our workshop. We will show you how to cut and decorate a picture mount as well as clean and attach pictures safely and securely. There are 8 places ...