Before You Travel

We are open 10:00 to 16:00 Tuesday to Friday, but you need to book a place in advance to visit us.

Please do not travel to the Berkshire Record Office without making a booking as you will be refused entry.

Please see the Planning a Visit Page for full details on how to make a booking. 

We need to ask you to do the following before you travel:

  • Use ouronline catalogue in order to find the references of documents you wish to look at. You can pre-order up to 6 documents.  You will need to order these documents when you book.

  • Book a session at least two working days in advance [sessions will only be made available two weeks in advance].

  • Order any documents you need at the time of booking or at least two working days in advance.

  • Give us your contact details for the NHS Test and Trace system. 

Please do bear with us as we may be slower to respond due to having reduced staff access. 

Please remember to bring all equipment, such as papers and pencils, that you need as we cannot provide these for you. Please also bring a face-covering to wear when you are in the Record Office.  

When travelling to the Record Office, please follow government guidance, especially if using public transport. You can find out more information here. 

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