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

News

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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

Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2014 Results

The results of the PSQG Survey 2014 relating to 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

World War I Blog

Authentic voices of the past

Probate Name Index

39,000 names on one CD.

Important Information about School Records

Update on the treatment of personal data.

Sports Records Survey

Do you know of any historic sporting records for Berkshire?

 

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 78
January 2017: Clewer House of Mercy: an Overview - Entering the House of Merc...

Upcoming Events

Collection Care Workshop
Monday 27th February 2017 Learn to prolong the life of your paper document collections by: • Surface cleaning documents • Removing staples and sew magazines and comics • Removing sellotape • Making simple archiv...

Introduction to Reading Old Handwriting
Monday 13th March 2017 Always wanted to know 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. Cost is £20 per person. Payable in ...

Behind the Scenes at the Berkshire Record Office
Monday 3rd April 2017 Ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes at the BRO? Come along and find out! You will be shown how we store our documents and given an insight to the job of our conservator. The tour will start at 10.30 and...