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-9pm.

Join us on Tuesday 16 April to celebrate one of west Cumbria's most historic small towns - Egremont. Come along to learn about its history, traditions, industries of old and some of its characters.                 

This is a free event at Whitehaven Archive Centre next to the Police Station on Scotch Street. Refreshments available. Doors open 7pm.

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

130+ Years on Wheels: Public Transport in Barrow display

What did steam trams look like? When did the trams stop running? What did the tickets look like? Where did the trams run? Come along to Barrow Library and find out more!

Exhibition open during Barrow Library opening hours until 29 April 2019: 
Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 6pm 
Friday 9.30am to 5pm 
Saturday 10am to 4pm

Discovery Open Evenings at Carlisle Archive Centre


Future discovery evenings at Carlisle Archives will focus on pubs, including the State Management Scheme; sports, including traditional Lakeland sports and textiles in and around Carlisle. 

For dates of these future discovery evenings in 2019, check out our social media feeds, on Twitter @CumbriaArchives, or Facebook @carlislelibrary or sign up to our free e-mail newsletter and choose Carlisle Library via https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCCC/subscribers/new

The Discovery Evenings will be at Carlisle Archives, Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle. 

Admission free. Refreshments will be available. Please call into Carlisle Archives or Carlisle Library to reserve your place (or phone the Archives on 01228 227284) or book online at www.eventbrite.co.uk