Getting Here

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.

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

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

Our address is 9 Coley Avenue, Reading, RG1 6AF.

The Royal Berkshire Archives building

If visiting us by car, we have free onsite parking which includes disabled spaces.

Please see our Contact Us page to find out how to reach us by car, by foot, by train or by bus, as well as view a Google map of our location.