Cumbria Archives

Cumbria Archive Service operates four Archives Centres in the county: Carlisle; Kendal; Whitehaven and Barrow. Local Studies Libraries are attached to Whitehaven and Barrow Offices but are separate in Kendal and Carlisle. Online catalogues of holdings are at Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue. Click on website link for further details of each Archive Centre.

Cumbria Archives website contains lots of useful guides and advice for readers, along with details of special events in each of the offices.

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/default.asp

Catologues and Guides to classes of records

http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/Online_catalogues/default.asp

Cumbria Archive Centre Carlisle, Petteril Bank House, Petteril Bank Road, Carlisle, CA1 3AJ

Tel: 01228 227285 or 227284

Email:carlisle.archives@cumbria.gov.uk

Monday and Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday -Friday 9.30 - 17.00

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Cumbria Archive Centre Kendal, Kendal County Offices, Kendal, LA9 4RQ

Tel: 01539 713540 or 713539

Email:kendal.archives@cumbria.gov.uk

Monday and Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday -Friday 9.30 - 16.30

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Book a place by contacting archive at least one day in advance

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven, Scotch Street, Whitehaven, CA28 7NL, Tel: 01946 506420

Email:whitehaven.archives@cumbria.gov.uk

Monday and Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday -Friday 9.30 - 17.00 .

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Awaiting date of closure for redevelopment

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow, 140 Duke Street. Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1XW Tel:01229 407377

Email:barrow.archives@cumbria.gov.uk

Monday and Tuesday CLOSED

Wednesday -Friday 9.30 - 17.00, closed 13.00 to 14.00

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Archive will be closed June and July 2020