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

News

Welcome to our News section.

Christmas 2017/New Year 2018

Our opening hours over the festive period

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

Follow us on Twitter and Find Us on Facebook

Follow the Berkshire Record Office on Twitter

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.

 

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 81
October 2017: Hooting and bludgeons in the fields - Broken Windows - Captain ...

Upcoming Events

Behind the Scenes Tour
Have you ever wondered what goes on at the Berkshire Record Office? Well now you can find out! Come along to our 'Behind the Scenes Tour' where you will be shown how we store our documents and given an insight into the job of our conservator as w...

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.15.00 to 17.00 and discover how. The workshop will be held at the BRO. Cost is &pou...

Preserving Your Family Memorabilia
Discover how to take care of, protect and preserve your keepsakes and treasured documents. Learn how to: Surface clean your documents and pictures Preserve commemorative magazines and rare comics Remove sellotape and repair docum...