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

Events

Preserving Your Family Memorabilia

Taking place on the 3rd of Mar 2018 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF, England

Discover how to take care of, protect and preserve your keepsakes and treasured documents. Learn how to: Surface clean your documents and pictures Preserve commemorative magazines and rare comics Remove sellotape and repair docum...

How to Read Old Handwriting

Taking place on the 26th of Feb 2018 at 10:15 AM to 2:45 PM

Location: Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF, England

Ever wanted to learn how to read old handwriting? Come along to our introduction to reading handwriting found in documents at the Berkshire Record Office from c.15.00 to 17.00 and discover how. The workshop will be held at the BRO. Cost is &pou...

Behind the Scenes Tour

Taking place on the 22nd of Jan 2018 at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF, England

Have you ever wondered what goes on at the Berkshire Record Office? Well now you can find out! Come along to our 'Behind the Scenes Tour' where you will be shown how we store our documents and given an insight into the job of our conservator as w...

Cutting and Decorating Picture Mounts

Taking place on the 27th of Nov 2017 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location: Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF, England

Ever wanted to know how to cut and decorate picture mounts? Well now you can by coming along to our workshop. We will show you how to cut and decorate a picture mount as well as clean and attach pictures safely and securely. There are 8 places ...

Orphans of the Sea

xTaking place on the 8th of Nov 2017 at 9:00 AM to the 16th of Feb 2018 at 4:00 PM

Location: Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 6AF, England

Orphans of the Sea: The History of the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation in London and Berkshire is an exhibition celebrating the 190th anniversary of one of Britain’s foremost maritime charities. Explore the story of the Foundation ...

 

Latest News
Explore Your Archive 2017
Campaign to explore archives 18-25 November 2017
We'll be closed 27 Nov to 8 Dec 2017
Annual stocktake closure information
Visitor Survey 2016 Results
The results of the UK Visitor Survey 2016 are now available
We're Accredited!
The BRO is now an Accredited Archive Service
10,000th collection received at the BRO
The Berkshire Record Office celebrates receiving its 10,000th accession
Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol online exhibition
New online gallery showcases Oscar Wilde and Reading prison

Latest Galleries

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol
Biographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison

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

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 81
October 2017: Hooting and bludgeons in the fields - Broken Windows - Captain ...