Contact Us

The Royal Berkshire Archives (RBA) is a large glass building situated on the western edge of Reading town centre, on the corner of Coley Avenue and Castle Hill.

The Royal Berkshire Archive building.

To find out how to reach us, simply click on the best link that suits your needs: coming by car, coming on foot, coming by train or coming by bus.

Before setting off, please do check the Reading Borough Council website for details of potential roadworks that could affect your journey to us.

If you need to get in touch, you can write to us or call us using the details below.

Perhaps the simplest way to contact us is by email using the online form at the bottom of the page.

It is advisable to book before you visit to avoid disappointment.

The Royal Berkshire Archive
9 Coley Avenue

Tel: 0118 937 5132
Opening Hours
Mon: Closed
Tues: 09:00-17:00
Wed: 09:00-17:00
Thurs: 09:00-17:00 (usually the first Thursday of the month until 21:00)
Fri: 09:00-16.30
Sat/Sun: Closed

Please use the online form below to send us an enquiry.

To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to book a place in advance to visit us. So please do not travel without making a booking.

We do not have an online booking facility so please contact us via the form below or call 0118 937 5132 during our opening hours.

Please note that we aim to respond to enquiries within five working days and will reply to your enquiry as soon as we can.

We do not open at weekends or Mondays so if you send an enquiry over a weekend, we will not see it until the following Tuesday.

Once you submit your enquiry, you will see a 'Thank you' message on the webpage confirming that your submission was sent.

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