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Record office - events

Find out all the latest news from the county record office, including details of forthcoming talks, workshops, events and exhibitions.

This page is updated regularly so please return to check for new activities and events. The latest news and events are:

Lunchtime lectures


Talks are held at the County Record Office on the last Friday of most months. The talks begin at 12.30pm and last for around 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards. Admission is £2, which includes light refreshments. Advance booking is not necessary.

Friday 27 March - The Creation of an Estate: archaeological investigations at Kiplin Hall by Jim Brightman.

Friday 24 April - Dalton History: evidence from documents by Linda Turnbull.

Friday 29 May - The Day Book of Thomas & John, Jackson of Lackenby: an everyday story of country folk in the early 19th century by Alice Barrigan.

Archives at dusk - Thursday 14 May, 6pm to 8.30pm


For the fifth year running the County Record Office is hosting an open evening as part of the national 'Museums at Night' programme, an annual UK-wide festival of inspiring after-hours cultural events at museums, galleries and heritage sites.

Please join us for 'Archives at Dusk', a light-hearted interactive evening exploring behind the scenes at the Record Office. This year we have an evening of edible archival treats and foodie facts. Find out about domestic recipes and remedies, methods of food production - legal and illegal - and the diets of the rich and poor.

Admission is free, and includes light refreshments. Booking is not necessary and free parking is available on site and nearby.

This page was last updated on 17 March 2015