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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

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

Barrow Book Launch `A Piper`s Tale`

6ook Launch "A Piper's Tale: memories of an apprentice plumber 1965-1970" on Thurs 26 October at 7pm at Barrow Archives. Archives relating to the shipyard on display. All welcome, free of charge, booking required. Contact or call 01229 407 377

Barrow Film and Theatre Drop In Session

Drop in afternoon at Barrow Archives, Mon 6 November, 1-4pm: theatres and cinemas.  Look at programmes and photos of local theatres and cinemas in the Archives and share your memories of seeing films and shows in the Furness area.