• Fully physically accessible
  • Toilets
  • Lunch facilities
  • Coach drop off

Lancashire Archives

Visit Lancashire Archives for a truly inspiring and unique experience. We collect and look after archives documenting the history of Lancashire and have many fascinating collections covering all aspects of Lancashire’s history just waiting to be explored. With archives dating from the 12th century, let us take you on a journey through 900 years and to parts of the archives people don’t normally get to see! A visit to Lancashire Archives is a great way to inspire your pupils and support both teaching and learning in the classroom.

Learning Sessions

The Story of....the Story

(Half day) KS2

Take a trip through the pages of time at the Lancashire Archives as we examine the development of books, pens and writing in general in this interactive and immersive session. Pupils will examine the role of Stone Age Man in developing writing, how the Egyptians used a simple plant to make writing easier and how the medieval scribe mass produced books and documents.

The session also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the Archive Store, home of thousands of documents dating back hundreds of years. Pupils will also investigate the use of seals in Medieval England and make one to take back to school. This fascinating, cross curricular session will also show how technology has changed how we access books and how literacy for all is a very modern concept.

WWI: A Brother’s Journey

(2hrs) KS 2

In a thought-provoking and engaging session using archival material, artefacts and active participation, pupils will investigate, explore and piece together the lives of two WWI soldiers and brothers through their letters home. Pupils will also get the chance to explore the archive stores and make their own WWI trench system.