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Explore Your History at the Berkshire Record Office 

Anyone can use the Berkshire Record Office (BRO). It is free to visit the BRO in person or use you can our research service. We can also arrange group visits and tours.

We are open 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Thursday; 09:30 to 16:30 Friday.  We do not open on Mondays, weekends or Bank Holidays.

We will also be open until 21:00 for one Thursday evening each month for a trial period from May until October 2022 (the last one being in September).

Thursday evening opening will be on the following dates: 5th May, 9th June, 7th July, 4th August, 8th September.

Please also see our Contact Us page for details of other times we might be closed.

To avoid disappointment, is advisable to book a place in advance to visit us, particularly to use computers or original documents, including maps. So please do not travel without making a booking.

Please see our Planning a Visit Page for details on how to book.

Please click on the links in this section to find out more about what to do before you visit and what to expect when you arrive. 

If you, or anyone at home, has COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms or is self-isolating,please do not visit us.