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.

Cumbrian Christmas: It's that time of year again and once more we will be serving up some Yuletide treats from the archives for our monthly Archive Discovery Evening. And because it's the festive season we will be serving up other treats in the form of mince pies, rum butter, mulled fruit punch and other festive snacks. Join us for our free event in the Archive Centre next to the police station on Scotch Street, Whitehaven, Tuesday 18 December 2018, doors open 7pm.


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

Barrow in 1918 exhibition

Barrow in 1918

An exhibition looking at life at the end of the First World War, including what the munitions works did once the war was over, how the town celebrated the peace treaty and dealt with the Spanish Flu.

Produced by Barrow Archives, on display in Barrow Library from 26 October 2018 to 31 January 2019. Free.

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday, 9.30am - 6pm

Friday, 9.30am - 5pm

Saturday, 10 am - 4pm