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Explore Your History at the Royal Berkshire Archives 

Anyone can use the Royal Berkshire Archives (RBA). It is free to visit the RBA in person or use you can our research service. We can also arrange group visits and tours.

Normal opening times: We are open 09:00 to 17:00 Tuesday to Thursday; 09:00 to 16:30 Friday. We are also open until 21:00 on the first or second Thursday of the month. Please ask staff for details when planning a visit. We do not open on Mondays, weekends or Bank Holidays.

Christmas 2023

We be closed from 25th to 29th December 2023. We will reopen at 09:00 on Tuesday 2nd January 2024 (we do not open on Mondays, weekends or Bank Holidays).

If you plan to visit us during the week of 2nd to 5th January 2024, please aim to book by 22nd December 2023 at the latest. Thank you.

Please also see our Contact Us page for details of other times we might be closed.

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 email or call 0118 937 5132 during our opening hours.

Please see our Planning a Visit Page for full details on how to book.

Please click on the links in this section to find out more about what to do before you visit and what to expect when you arrive.