As part of the national Explore Your Archive campaign we are offering two free events at the Somerset Heritage Centre this November.

Free Events

On Monday 18 November from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm ‘Researching Carnivals’ will showcase documents in the collections featuring the tradition of Guy Fawkes carnivals and provide guidance on using the resources of Somerset Archives and Local Studies. There will be a talk on archival sources, a small exhibition, a tour of the strongrooms and a chance to learn about the online catalogue.

There will be a special behind-the-scenes guided tour on Tuesday 26 November. Somerset Heritage Centre provides state-of-the-art storage for the historic records of Somerset dating from the 8th century to the present day. During the tour visitors will hear about the collections from an expert and will also view the purpose-built strongrooms and stores.

“We are delighted to participate in the Explore Your Archives national campaign once again. The campaign provides exciting opportunities to access rarely seen pieces of Somerset’s remarkable heritage. We look forward to welcoming visitors to these special occasions,” Esther Hoyle, Archives Engagement Manager

Explore Your Archive is a national campaign that showcases the best of archives and encourages access to them. It is delivered in partnership with The Archives & Records Association (UK and Ireland) and The National Archives.

Booking Information

These events are free but booking is essential.

Email somersetarchives@swheritage.org.uk or call 01823 278805.