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E-payments for our services (copies, digitisation, books etc) are currently unavailable (March 2017). We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. You may make credit/debit card payments by telephone at the relevant Archive Centre.

All Cumbria Archive Centres will be closed on Friday 14 April 2017 for the Good Friday bank holiday

Barrow social and working clubs archives open day at Barrow Archives, Tuesday 28 March 2017, further details

Opening the 'X files', our marvellous miscellany discovery open evening, Whitehaven Archives, Tuesday 18 April 2017, further details

Kendal Archives lunchtime closures 1-2pm, Thursday 7th April, Thursday 27th-Friday 28th April 2017

Barrow Art in the Archives exhibition, Jan-March 2017, further details

Barrow Steelworks book launch at Barrow Archives, 12 April 2017, further details

Fell and Rock Climbing Club War Memorial Exhibition at Barrow Library and Archives, 21 March-9 June 2017, further details

Advance ordering required for certain collections at Kendal Archives, further details

Read about West Cumberland men in World War One in April 1917 (1MB, PDF) Newsheet

World War One:
Cumbrian newspaper indexes and other resources