Planning a visit

Planning a visit

Following Government advice on the coronavirus, we are now closed. Please do not visit us until further notice.

We will shortly start offering a full remote enquiry service, including copies and research. A further update will be posted during the week commencing 6th July 2020.

We do still have access to our social media feeds so please contact us on Twitter and Facebook if you have an enquiry and we will do our best to help. See the links at the top and bottom of the web page to access our social media feeds.

We will aim to update our website and social media feeds as best we can as things change.

Please do not travel to us and adhere to official advice to protect yourselves and others: Public Health England


All you need to know before you come

Admission to the Berkshire Record Office is free.

Our normal opening hours are:

Tuesday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Thursday 9.00am to 9.00pm

Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm

It is advisable to book before you visit. Please call on 0118 937 5132 or email via the online Contact Us form to make a booking.

We suggest that children under the age of 11 are accompanied by an adult, as many historical sources require some interpretation. Please bear in mind that the searchroom has a quiet atmosphere which is not suitable for very young children.

We also suggest that you contact us in advance to ensure that both the sources you need and the facilities you require are available when you need them.

To make the most of your visit to the Berkshire Record Office, we have put together some hints and tips. Please use the links to find out more.

We look forward to welcoming you and hope that you enjoy your time with us.