Exhibition Gallery of Archives

Our gallery links to fully-illustrated documents in the custody of Cumbria Archive Service which capture aspects of the county's history, customs and culture.

  • 'Cumbria Archives@60' - celebrate our 60th anniversary with a flip book history of Cumbria Archive Service

  • Treasures of Cumbria Archives - enjoy a tour through an online exhibition of some of the gems of our holdings

  • 1921 Census in Cumbria - exhibitions relating to Barrow, Carlisle, Copeland, Kendal, Penrith and Workington areas

  • Transport through the Ages - how many types do you think you will spot in our scrolling gallery?

  • Grand Hotel, Whitehaven - a history of this long-gone iconic building viewed on a scrolling gallery

  • Medicine - a fully illustrated compilation traces the history of Cumbrian medicine from the 16th to the 20th century, in thematic sections

  • Age of Emotion - ranging from slavery, war, and cross-border disputes, to romance and elopement, marriage custom, and broken engagements, to family relationships and Victorian mourning - all with a Cumbrian flavour!

We also have a number of on-line displays which may be of interest, combining images of documents from Cumbria's past with full-historical context.