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.

Little and Large', Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7-9pm: This month we're commemorating local links to Gulliver's Travels author Jonathan Swift and celebrating his 350th birthday by displaying little and large archives together with long and short documents. 

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

Discovery Open Evenings at Carlisle Archive Centre

Carlisle Quarter Sessions

A Finger in Many Pies

Learn about the rich and fascinating records of the Quarter Sessions at Carlisle Archives' first Discovery Evening, Tuesday 28 November, 4pm-7pm

See records of the predecessor to the public bodies we have today, covering many  aspects of human activity; including, dastardly deeds, the struggle for survival,  people on the move (railways, canals and roads), alehouses, the raising of militia, enclosure of common land to name but a few. Browse through specially selected documents and find out more. 

Admission free. Tea and coffee available.

Life in West Cumbria in the time of Jane Austen, 1775-1817 - free display

Dr William Brownrigg

To accompany the Jane Austen Murder Mystery event on Tues 21 November, there is a free display on Georgian West Cumbria hosted by Whitehaven Library. The display looks at education, work, health, fashion and entertainment in our area, using sources from Whitehaven Archive and Local Studies Centre. On until 30 November.

Find out more about `An Austen-tatious murder` evenings at Cumbria Libraries

Theatres and Cinemas of Furness exhibition

Free Exhibition: Theatres and Cinemas of Barrow and Furness Tuesday 3 October to Friday 12 January 2018 at Barrow Archives