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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.

'Sellafield Stories', Tuesday 17 October, 7-9pm  This month's exhibition and display of archives will feature West Cumbria's nuclear industry.  We commemorate 60 years since the Windscale fire of 10 October 1957 and we also look at the 'Sellafield Stories' oral history project.
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

Ships Night: 150 years of Barrow Docks

Ken Royall book cover

Join Barrow Archives on Wednesday 27 September at 6pm for a book launch by local photographer Ken Royall.

In September 1867, Sir William Gladstone, MP, opened Barrow's Devonshire Dock and to celebrate the 150-year anniversary of Barrow Docks, there will be some related original documents on display.

The event is free and all are welcome, but please book a place by contacting Barrow Archives. Email: barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk. Tel: 01229 407 377