Our gallery links to fully-illustrated documents in the custody of Cumbria Archives which capture aspects of the county's history, customs and culture.

  • 'A Sense of Place'  - a flip book on the identities and diversity of the settlements within Cumberland and Westmorland and Furness

  • 'Preserving and sharing our heritage' - a flip book on the history and development of Cumbria Archives

  • Treasures of Cumbria Archives - enjoy a tour through an online exhibition of some of the gems of our holdings

  • British Steel - flip books on photographs of the Distington Engineering Company in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s

  • 1921 Census in Cumbria - exhibitions relating to Barrow, Carlisle, Copeland, Kendal, Penrith and Workington areas

  • Transport through the Ages - how many types do you think you will spot in our scrolling gallery?

  • Grand Hotel, Whitehaven - a history of this long-gone iconic building viewed on a scrolling gallery

  • Medicine - a fully illustrated compilation traces the history of Cumbrian medicine from the 16th to the 20th century, in thematic sections

  • Age of Emotion - ranging from slavery, war, and cross-border disputes, to romance and elopement, marriage custom, and broken engagements, to family relationships and Victorian mourning - all with a Cumbrian flavour!

Watch our Faces of the Archives series on our YouTube channel, where members of the team talk about: the importance of Conservation, the British Steel Collection and the Distington Engineering Company.

We also have a number of on-line displays which may be of interest, combining images of documents from Cumbria's past with full-historical context.