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Picture showing location and entrance to Research Centre

The 'entrance' to the Research Centre.
At the left is the entrance to the Berkshire Record Office.

Berkshire Family History Society Research Centre
Yeomanry House, 131 Castle Hill
Tel: 0118-950-9553
Opening Times


10 am to 4 pm
7 pm to 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm
Thursday 10 am to 4 pm
2nd & 4th in each month
11 am to 4 pm

Entrance to the Centre at the above sessions is free to members.
Non-members are asked to contribute £2 per visit.

This is the centre for most activities in our society other than branch meetings.

See our location on the 'StreetMap' site.

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Our Home

Why not come along to our Research Centre to see what we can offer you? The Centre re-opened in its new home in Yeomanry House in May 2000.

The site entrance is in Coley Avenue close to the junction with Castle Hill. Look out for the signs to Berkshire Record Office and Reading Register Office.
The site and parking is shared with the Berkshire Record Office and the Registrar's Office. Adequate parking is normally available.

The Centre has a Computer Suite with a broadband connection to the Internet including Ancestry and Findmypast Library editions.


Opening times

See current opening hours. The number of sessions is limited solely by the number of assistants that are available. Please contact our Research Centre Manager ateMail address for Research Centre if you'd like to find out more about assisting at the Centre, or just come along on one of the regular library tours.

Travel by car

Parking for the Research Centre is shared with the Register Office (also in Yeomanry House) and the Berkshire Record Office nearby but parking spaces are normally freely available. You can also park in one of the nearby town centre car parks (e.g. Chatham Street, Broad Street Mall).

The entrance is in Coley Avenue and shared with the the Reading Register Office and the Berkshire Record Office. Follow signs to the Berkshire Record Office.

Public Transport


There are many buses which pass the Centre on Castle Hill and then continue down the Bath Road or go down Russell Street and on into Tilehurst Road. We give below the principal services and times. The services given often run at different times before 9am and after 4pm or not at all.
You can check bus times with Reading Buses on tel: 0118 959 4000 or at These also give more details of local buses.
Some routes to consider are 23, 28, 33, 102, 143 & 149.


We'd be very pleased to hear your suggestions and comments. Please ask to leave a note in the day book when you visit, write to us at the Yeomanry House address at the top of this page or email your comments (but please not research queries) to eMail address for Research Centre.

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