Armitt Library & Museum

Armitt Library and Museum Centre, Rydal Road
Ambleside LA22 9BL

The Armitt is a unique place combining Gallery, Museum and Library. It is a treasure-house for scholarship and fun, art and entertainment.

Barrow Archive & Local Studies Centre

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow, 140 Duke Street
Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1XW

Original historical documents relating to the area of Furness (Lancashire North of the Sands) and South West Cumberland, particularly for Barrow, Ulverston and Millom.

Border & King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museum

Queen Mary's Tower, The Castle
Carlisle CA3 8UR

The museum founded in 1932 is located in Queen Mary's Tower a 16th century building in Carlisle Castle. This superb medieval fortress founded in 1092, houses the military barracks of the Border Regiment's Depot, the regiment's home since 1873. Collections: Includes a wide range of uniforms, equipment, badges and insignia, firearms, artillery and edged weapons, personal items, silver, china, musical instruments, medals including those of six of the Border Regiment's Victoria Cross winners, pictures and paintings, and a large archive of photographs, and documents relating to Regular, Volunteer, Militia, Territorial and Home Guard units of the regiment and other military units from Cumbria. Archive and items not on display can be viewed by prior arrangement.

Carlisle Archive Centre

Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Road
Carlisle CA1 3AJ

Sources available at this Archive Centre include original documents from the 12th century to the present day, relating to the part of the historic county of Cumberland which is north of the River Derwent. The areas around Carlisle, Keswick, Penrith and Maryport are amongst those for which material is available.

Cumbria Archive & Local Studies Library

Scotch Street
Whitehaven CA28 7NL

Cumbria's archives are here for everyone, a unique, exciting and inspiring resource documenting life in our area over previous centuries. This Archive Centre has custody of a wealth of archives relating to West Cumbria.

Cumbria Archive Centre

Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank Rd
Carlisle CA1 3AJ

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle cares for parish registers and other church records, wills, electoral registers, maps and plans, poor law records, title deeds, and photographs. The archives of families, businesses, local authorities, solicitors, societies and schools also help to form a fascinating record of all aspects of life in the county.

Dock Museum, The

North Road
Barrow-in-Furness LA14 2PW

Set in a dry dock, the Dock Museum tells the fascinating story of Barrow, the Victorian boom town and 20th century centre of innovation including airships and submarines. A new archaeology gallery explores the area's rich prehistory from stone circles to Viking booty.

Kendal Archive Centre

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

Records relating to the historic county of Westmorland, and also some for the Sedbergh-Dent district (formerly in the West Riding of Yorkshire) and for the Cartmel district (formerly in Lancashire North of the Sands).

Whitehaven Archive & Local Studies Centre

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven, Scotch Street
Whitehaven CA28 7NL

Original historical documents dating from the 12th century to the present day relating to the area of West Cumbria bounded by the River Derwent in the North and the River Duddon in the South.