Where are the images and documents kept?

The images and documents listed in this catalogue are held in our storerooms at Watlington House in Reading, or as digital files on our server. The digital files have usually been added to the catalogue so that you can view them here. All of the material listed in the catalogue may also be consulted for free in our reading room (except in a few cases, usually indicated in the catalogue entry).

As our collections are always growing we regularly move material to Upper Heyford, an old air base now converted to archive storage. Our collections are housed here in archival standards compliant storage alongside those of other UK archives and museums. All the items at Upper Heyford are easily retrievable for viewing by appointment in Reading.

We also host catalogues of archives held by mills which are heritage partners and corporate friends - you can access these here.

See how the images and documents are catalogued