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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:

  • 25 November 2016 - Getting through the daily grind: North Yorkshire family life and the nineteenth-century rural economy by Graham Rogers; and
  • 27 January 2017 - Grounds for appeal: World War I Appeal Tribunal Papers 1916-1918 by Ruth Rising, Karyn Burnham and Ros Batchelor.

Please note that there will be no lunchtime lecture in December 2016.

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:

The fabric of Yorkshire


Saturday 3 December, 10.30am to 3pm


Join us at the record office to use eighteenth century damask weaving designs and other embellished documents to create different textiles.

Local textile and craft groups will be creating pieces in response to these beautiful patterns which will form part of an ongoing exhibition at the record office. Try your hand at quilting, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and weaving. Members of local craft groups will be on hand to help you create your own piece.

Drop-in and have a go any time between 10.30am and 3pm. Entry is free and materials and light refreshments are provided. No booking necessary.

This page was last updated on 23 December 2016