Archi’ve Explored at Derbyshire Record Office!

Explore flyerIn November Derbyshire Record Office will be taking part in the very first Explore Your Archive week.  The campaign, led by The National Archives and The Archives and Records Association, is designed to raise awareness of archives and their value to society.

From 16th to 23rd November we will be hosting a series of exciting events and activities which will inspire people to explore the archives held at the Record Office.

Join us for our week of Regency themed events, be amazed at what you can uncover and be inspired to find out more…….

Exhibition – Turnpikes, Tolls & Terror?:  travelling through Regency Derbyshire.  An exhibition showcasing original 18th and 19th century records telling tales of turnpikes and highwaymen.

29th October – 4th December

Foyer, Derbyshire Record Office

Writers’ workshop: Writing in the Regency: join author Ann Featherstone in this workshop for budding historic novelists

Saturday 16th November 9.30am-12.30pm

£5, booking required

Story Box event – Love, War and Ladies’ Maids: take part in our archive tombola!  Go behind the scenes to collect your mystery document from our stores and help us uncover the hidden stories in our collections inspired by the novels Pride and Prejudice and Sharpe

Friday 22nd November 2pm-4.30pm

FREE, booking required

Family poetry workshop: create your own illustrated poems in the style of the romantic poets

Saturday 23rd November 10am-12pm

FREE, drop in event

To book a place at one of our events call us on 01629 538347 or email

We look forward to seeing you!

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