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Events at the record office

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

Our lunchtime lecture 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.

Future lectures are:

  • 28 October 2016 - Norton Conyers Hall and its estate: a landscape history from the seventh century by Steve Moorhouse; and
  • 25 November 2016 - Getting through the daily grind: North Yorkshire family life and the nineteenth-century rural economy by Graham Rogers.

The Big Draw 'Invented in Yorkshire'


Thursday 13 October 2016, 4pm - 8pm


Come and take part in the Big Draw, an annual drawing festival which sees galleries, museums and heritage sites across the country hold events for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't!

Our event is inspired by Yorkshire's engineers, inventors, mathematicians and artists from the past. Take your own inspiration from exhibitions of historic plans, drawings, calculations and sketch books and draw fantasy houses, towering bridges or flying machines. Whatever captures your imagination! 

This event is free and all materials are provided. Light refreshments will be available and children are welcome.

Explore your archive in November 2016


22 and 23 November 2016


Join staff from the record office at free drop-in sessions around the county. Learn about the work of the county record office and see examples of the records in its care.

Record office staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice on locating sources for local and family history. Sessions will run from and will be held:

This page was last updated on 7 October 2016