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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How to Find Us

Information about how to get to the Berkshire Record Office, parking and local accommodation

The Berkshire Record Office is a large glass building situated on the western edge of Reading town centre, on the corner of Coley Avenue and Castle Hill (the A4). You can visit us by car, through the use of public transport and by foot. Below are some guidelines on how to find us.

BRO front

Please see our Opening Hours page for details of our opening hours and when we might be closed, by using the link on the left.

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A map showing where we are

Coming from the East Leave the M4 at junction 11. Follow the A33 to Reading and the town centre. Continue on the A33 and join the slip road to Newbury (A4). Keep on this road and turn left into Berkeley Avenue. At the traffic lights at the brow o...

By bus (from Reading main station): Outside the station find the stop for the number 26 bus. Board the bus and ask for Russell Street. The bus stop is just past the main crossroad traffic lights on Castle Hill. Cross over Coley Avenue and then t...

By train Reading has two railway stations - Reading and Reading West. Reading station is on the main line from London Paddington and deals with cross-country trains; Reading West is on the line serving Newbury. See the National Rail website www.n...

By foot (from Reading stations) Leave Reading main station by the main exit at the front (this route is shown as a dotted line on the map and takes about 20 minutes). Walk along Station Road and then Queen Victoria Street. Turn right onto Broad S...

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Reading TourismFor accommodation in the local area. You can also call Reading Tourism on 0118 900 1624.

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