Talks and Visits

Hearing about the Royal Berkshire Archives and seeing what we do


We can provide talks to groups on how to use us with emphasis on family or local history research. We can also offer talks on other subjects of interest on request.

We ask for a minimum donation of £80 for our talks.


We can arrange for small groups to have a tour of the RBA. This is an opportunity to learn at first-hand how the office works.

The visit may include an introductory welcome, an exhibition of original documents and a behind-the-scenes tour. Please discuss your requirements with the member of staff who is hosting the visit.

The minimum size of group that can be accepted is 10, the maximum 30, depending on staff availability and the nature of the visit.

We ask for a minimum donation of £80 for our visits.

Arranging a talk or visit

Requests and arrangements should be made in writing. Please do get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Please note that due to demand, visits usually need to be booked several months in advance.

We regret that we are unable to arrange more than one talk or visit for any one group per year.