Lancashire Archives

The archive collections provide an insight into the lives of people who lived and worked in Lancashire from the 12th century to the present day.

They include illuminated manuscripts and charters, drawings and photographs, letters and diaries, a letter of Queen Elizabeth I to the emperor of Cathay, Humphry Repton's Red Book for the grounds of Lathom Hall, Sir Charles Barry's architectural drawings for Gawthorpe Hall, and the archives of Abbott and Co, stained glass manufacturers of Lancaster.

Art we've helped buy at Lancashire Archives

Venue details

Lancashire Archives Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston Lancashire PR1 2RE 01772 533039

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am – 5pm
Tue, 9am – 8.30pm
Thu, 10am – 5pm
Second Saturday in each month 10am – 4pm