Berkshire Library & Museum of Freemasonry, The

Sindlesham Court Ltd., Mole Road
Sindlesham RG41 5EA

The Berkshire Library and Museum of Freemasonry houses an extensive range of books and a fascinating collection of masonic artefacts.

Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre

Level 4, Main Entrance, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Reading RG1 5AN

The Heritage Centre was founded in 1997. Our aim is to preserve and display items of historical medical interest particularly those with a local connection.

Berkshire Record Office

9 Coley Avenue
Reading RG1 4QN

The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire. We look after nearly nine hundred years of the county's history. On our website you can discover more about our holdings and how to use us, as well as see some of the treasures from our collections.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre

18 Park Street
Maidenhead SL6 1SL

Maidenhead Heritage Centre is where local history comes alive - from the stone age to the age of aviation and computers. Our exhibitions celebrate the past and help our visitors understand how and why Maidenhead and the surrounding villages developed. We are also Maidenhead's community memory bank, collecting and preserving artefacts, photographs, documents and tape recordings which all illustrate our local history.

Museum of English Rural Life

Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading RG1 5EX

The museum was founded in 1951 by the University of Reading. It was the first specialist museum of farming and rural life to be established in England and so was able to acquire large collections of high quality material at a time when mechanisation was bringing great changes to the countryside.

National Printing Heritage Trust, The

National Printing Heritage Trust, c/o Department of Typography & Graphic Communication, The University of Reading, 2 Earley Gate, Whiteknights, PO Box 239
Reading RG6 6AU

Over the last five hundred years the printing trade has shown itself to be crucial to the development of society. Despite the recent digital revolution in communication, it continues to play a vital role in our lives by providing information, encouraging debate and stimulating the mind and imagination.

REME Museum of Technology

Isaac Newton Road, (off Biggs Lane)
Arborfield RG2 9NH

South of Reading in rural Berkshire, the REME Museum of Technology tells the history of the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. The Corps was formed in 1942 and still undertaking its original function of keeping the army's machines and weapons fitting fit.

University of Reading Special Collections

Special Collections Services, The University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading RG1 5EX

The University has a large number of special collections of rare books, archives, manuscripts and other materials including the Beckett Collection and the Archive of British Publishing and Printing. They may be consulted by members of the public as well as members of the university. Our collections, which include rare books, archives and manuscripts, are substantial and varied, particularly for a university of this age and size.