Up and coming Archive events

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, 7pm to 9pm. 


Do you want to explore your family history? Then this is the evening for you. Come along and we will introduce you to the gems we have to help you research your ancestors. Share your discoveries and make some more on Tuesday 21 January at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre, Scotch StreetDoors open 7pm.

This is a free event at Whitehaven Archive Centre next to the Police Station on Scotch Street. 

No booking required, just turn up. If you'd like more information, please contact Whitehaven Archives

Discovery open evening Carlisle Archive Centre


Our successful quarterly discovery evenings at Carlisle Archives continue in 2020; with the launch of our "Down Your Way" series, as well as specially selected themes of Entertainment and Christmas Fayre. Check back here for specific dates.

In the meantime, you can follow us @CumbriaArchives on Twitter or @carlislelibraryandarchives on Facebook. 


Events held 
at Carlisle Archives, Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle. 

Free admission, free parking and free refreshments served.