Up-and-coming Archive Events

`Cause, Course and Consequences of The Reformation` talk

A lecture by Christopher Tinmouth (MA) at Barrow Archives, Thursday 31 May, 7pm, cost £ 2.50.

For tickets, please email barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk or call 01229 407 377 or visit the Archive Centre, Wed-Fri 9.30am-5pm

Discovery Open Evenings at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre

Archives showcase event
  • Interested in your local history? Miners or mariners in the family? Are you curious about what west Cumbria was like to live and work in 100 years ago? 

  • Explore specially selected archives and dig into the past at the Discovery Open Evenings, third Tuesday of every month.

Get your walking boots on and join us for our regular monthly open night on Tuesday, 19 June 2018, which this month will be hosted by the Whitehaven Rambling Club. They've got a big birthday to celebrate - 90 years of glorious walks in our exquisite countryside. Just remember to wipe your feet as you come in!

Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments available, and it's all free.
No booking is required - just turn up. If you'd like more information, please contact Whitehaven Archives

Barrow Library and Archives invites you to a half-term Storywalk and Treasure Trail on Wednesday 30May 10.30am - 12pm to celebrate Local History month. It will start and end at the Dock Museum.

There will be visual clues to collect based on a popular young children's storybook and a treasure hunt based around the local landscape and history of the Channelside area.  For everyone who takes part there will be a finishing medal and piece of cake and those taking part are advised to bring a mobile phone or camera for the collection of clues! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

For further details and to book, please call 01229 407373 - all ages welcome.

This free display is now on at Carlisle Archives, Petteril Bank House, until Thursday 31 May.

Studio Arts British Folklore project has examined the varied rich history of myths, tales and traditions originating from the British Isles, with participant artists studying stories and vibrant visual imagery, synthesizing their original perspectives and creative styles in a wide variety of mediums.

The Studio Arts programme at Prism Arts provides opportunities for participants to develop their individual visual arts practice supported by professional artists. We support participants to develop all areas of their artistic practice; from generating ideas to researching and developing these ideas to create a body of work through to exhibiting.

Prism Arts is based in Carlisle but we work throughout Cumbria. We run three weekly arts programmes in Carlisle and one on the Cumbrian West Coast as well as running arts projects with organisations such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle Library Service, Cumbria Museum of Military Life and schools throughout the county. All our projects are run by professional artists; we work in partnership with our participants, facilitating them in all aspects of the creative process from research to creating to exhibiting or performing.



For more information visit the Prism Arts website.

Festival of Learning events at Barrow Archives

Interested in Family History or House History but don't know where to start?

As part of the Festival of Learning, discover how to research House History, Monday 11 June,10.30am-12.30pm, at Barrow Archives. Booking essential.

Want to find out how to research your Family History? Come along to a free session at Barrow Archives, Monday 18 June, 10.30am-12.30pm. Booking required.

Email barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk or call 01229 407 377 to book your place.