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Welcome to the Collections Gateway

A website giving you access to a variety of collections held by museums, archives and libraries. We believe collections enrich independent learning and research for a wide range of age groups and interests.

The site offers

• A single ‘first point of call’ for anyone seeking to locate information on research collections held by Berkshire and Reading institutions

• A search facility that allows users to locate specific information across the whole site

• Descriptions of individual collections, recent research and research priorities

• User information on access arrangements and research facilities

• Guidance on further sources of information, including links to object level information and other data sources


How the site works

The site adopts a common approach to describing museum, library and archive collections through a series of web pages. These include:

• An individual introduction to each institution or project partner

• Details of research facilities and access arrangements for each institution

• Examples of research priorities, featuring illustrations of recent projects and research

• A page for each featured collection

Project Partners

The founder partners are Berkshire and Reading-based organisations:

University of Reading Collections Development Project
University of Reading Library
Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading
Reading Museum Service
Berkshire Record Office

We welcome and encourage other organisations both from within and outside the Berkshire region to join this groundbreaking scheme.


Featured Partners

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REME Museum of Technology - The REME Museum of Technology is a military museum, governed by a Board of Trustees and funded by the Ministry of Defense and REME Corps funds (given by serving members of the Corps).

Royal Borough Museum Collection - The local history collection for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead


For further information about joining this website please contact join@collectionsgateway.org.uk
For general feedback and technical enquiries please contact help@collectionsgateway.org.uk
For specific information about collections please refer to contact details on the relevant partner pages.