The Berkshire Record Office
9 Coley Avenue
+44 (0) 118 937 5132
+44 (0) 118 937 5131

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Opening Hours

Our Normal Opening Hours

The Berkshire Record Office is open four days a week as follows:

Tuesday: 9am-5pm

Wednesday: 9am-5pm

Thursday: 9am-9pm

Friday: 9am-4.30pm

It is advisable to book before you visit.

Please phone on 0118 937 5132 or email via the online Contact Us form to make a booking.

Times when we might be closed:

We are closed on Mondays, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Stocktake 2018

Each year we close for two weeks as part of our annual stocktake which enables us to carry out jobs we cannot normally do whilst providing our public service.

This year, we will be closed from 26th November to 7th December 2018.

We do not open on Mondays or weekends.

We will reopen at 9am on Tuesday 11th December 2018.

Christmas 2018

From this year onwards, the six districts in Berkshire have decided to close the service over Christmas.

Our last day of opening before Christmas will be Friday 21st December 2018 and there will be no evening opening on Thursday 20th December 2018 -  we will close at 5pm that day.

We will be closed from 24th December 2018 to 1st January 2019 inclusive.

We will reopen with normal opening hours from 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.


We normally close on the Thursday evening before Good Friday as well as the Bank Holidays. Full details will be made available nearer the time.


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