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. 

What have the Victorians done for us? Come along and browse a selection of fascinating archives relating to such matters as dress, education, health, poor-relief, religion and transport that we will have out on display. Celebrate our local history in Victorian times at our August Discovery Evening on Tuesday 20 August at Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre, Scotch Street

Doors open 7pm, refreshments available. 

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

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

The Old Villages of Barrow exhibition

What role did the monks of Furness Abbey play in the villages of Barrow?  What was a grave or a painlooker?  What do the village names mean?

The exhibition looks at the history of Biggar, North Scale, Hindpool, Cocken, Ormsgill, Newbarns, Hawcoat, Salthouse, Barrowhead and Barrow Island

At Barrow Library until Tuesday 30 July 2019

Opening times: 
Monday to Thursday 9.30 am to 6pm 
Friday 9.30 am to 5pm 
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm

Duddon Valley Revisited book launch

"The Duddon Valley Revisited" by G K Stebbens

The book tells the story of the Duddon Valley from Duddon Hall in the south to the Three Shire Stone on Wrynose Pass. It includes the history of industries in the valley and the people who lived there. The author will give a presentation about the book and relevant archives will be on show.

Wednesday 31 July, 7pm at Barrow Archives

Free event but please book your place by emailing barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk or calling 01229 407377

Discovery Open Evenings at Carlisle Archive Centre

Awesome Archives! A Discovery Afternoon for Young Archivists

Come along to Carlisle Archive Centre and join in our free afternoon discovery session!

Archive treasures are waiting to be uncovered at this special event for children aged 7 years and over.

Old maps, black and white photographs, Victorian documents, an Elizabethan charter containing the Queen's signature and so much more!

All adults must be accompanied by a child!


Free tickets are available from Carlisle Archives (Telephone the Archives on 01228 227 284), Carlisle Library and online at www.eventbrite.co.uk

Tuesday 13 August, 2pm to 4.30pm
, at Carlisle Archives, Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle. 

Free admission, free parking and free refreshments will be served.  or book online at www.eventbrite.co.uk