Before You Travel

Before you set off to the Berkshire Record Office, please contact us to:

  • Book a session at least 48 hours in advance

  • Order any documents you need at leaset 48 hours in advance (Use our online catalogue before you make a booking in order to find the references of documents you wish to look at. You can pre-order up to 6 documents). 

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

Please do not travel 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.

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

There are some pictures at the bottom of this page showing what it now looks like inside the BRO if you'd like to take a look before you book.

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.