Explore Berkshire's Past

Journey into the history of the Royal County of Berkshire

The Royal Berkshire Archives holds many unique collections that allow you to explore the County's history, including its major towns such as Reading, Newbury and Windsor.

You can discover how to find out about the history of your area, community, house or street. There are also pages on aspects of Berkshire life. Use the links to discover more about Berkshire and its past.

All these local archives can be accessed free onsite, or we can undertake research for you for a fee.