Up-and-coming Archive Events

Spirit of the Cracker Packers Exhibition, Carlisle Archives

From 18th April - 16thMay, Carlisle Archive Centre is hosting the Spirit of the Cracker Packers touring exhibition.


This is a community project which shares the stories of the women affectionately known as the "Cracker Packers" - the women who worked at Carr's/McVities biscuit factory. The factory is an iconic local landmark of Carlisle, employing many members of families living across the city. Today the factory still produces some of Britain's best loved biscuits including ginger nuts and Carr's water biscuits.


A Heritage Lottery funded project through Carlisle City Council, Tullie House and the McVities Carlisle, pladis UK biscuit company, the exhibition will mark the unveiling of a commemorative statue by artist Hazel Reeves in March 2018.

Discovery Open Evenings at Carlisle Archive Centre

On the Right Track: a Celebration of Railway Heritage in Cumbria

Come along and see a display of archive material showcasing the development, operation and changing fortunes of the railway industry in North Cumbria. Includes original documents, photographs and plans

The Discovery Evening will be on Tuesday 15 May, 4pm-7pm at Carlisle Archives, Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle.

Admission free. Please call into Carlisle Archives or Carlisle Library to reserve your place (or phone the Archives on 01228 227284 or book online at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-the-right-track-a-celebration-of-railway-heritage-in-cumbria-tickets-45190357576?aff=eac2. Refreshments will be available.