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

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Welcome to the Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire.  We look after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history. On this website you can discover more about our holdings and how to use us, as well as see some of the treasures from our collections.

Click on any of the links to begin exploring Berkshire's past.

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Image of Photograph of the Folley family, Maidenhead, 1912

 

The Archives of the Royal County

Seemingly ordinary records reveal a Berkshire link to Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre

Seemingly ordinary records reveal a Berkshire link to Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre

Guide to sources for World War 1 held at the Berkshire Record Office

Guide to sources for World War 1 held at the Berkshire Record Office

The universe through a small telescope

The universe through a small telescope

Latest News
Universities of Revolution
New exhibition at the Berkshire Record Office
Introduction to reading 16th and 17th century handwriting
Free workshops at the BRO on how to read old handwriting
Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2014 Results
The results of the PSQG Survey 2014 relating to the BRO are now available
We're on Twitter!
Follow the Berkshire Record Office on Twitter
Seals Exhibition Online
Small Objects of Power 2014 Exhibition now available to view on our website
Free access to the British Newspaper Archive
Free access to British Newspapers available at the BRO

Latest Galleries

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

Inside Victorian Broadmoor

Inside Victorian Broadmoor
Stories from England's first Criminal Lunatic Asylum

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 75
April 2016: Pea Soup and step-dancing: Irish internees in Reading - 'Traitors...