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Welcome to our News section.

Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2018

Survey takes place between 8th and 26th October

Stocktake and Christmas closure dates announced

Dates now available for when we will be closed this year

Distance Survey 2017 Results

BRO does very well in the latest survey of distance users

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

Distance Enquiry Services Survey 2015 Results

The results of the CIPFA Distance Survey for the BRO are now available

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Free access to the British Newspaper Archive

Free access to British Newspapers available at the BRO


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 84
July 2018: Coleshill House and Estate - Conserving Coleshill - New to the Arc...

Upcoming Events

'A Perfect Specimen': the Coleshill Estate and the Radical Lord Radnor
'A Perfect Specimen': the Coleshill Estate and the Radical Lord Radnor is an exhibition which looks at the way a dynamic landlord set about improving a great Berkshire estate in the mid-nineteenth century, some of which can still be seen today. ...

How to Read Old Handwriting
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.1500 to 1700 and discover how. A previous attendee said the workshop was: "Very...

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