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

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Starting Your Research

Explore Your History at the Berkshire Record Office

Anyone can use the Berkshire Record Office (BRO). You can visit BRO in person or use our enquiry service. We can also arrange group visits and tours.

It is free to come in and start your own research.  We can provide copies for a fee, and you can also pay us to undertake research on your behalf.  Please note that we also make charges for self-service photography.

Please use the links on the left or below for more information.

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Latest News
Easter Closure
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Latest Galleries

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Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol
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Small Objects of Power
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Irish Patriots in Reading Gaol

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