Events at Derbyshire Record Office

We are pleased to bring you the latest Events Programme from Derbyshire Record Office.  We hope you will be able to join us at one or more of our events over the next coming months.

All bookings can be made via our main Reception telephone number 01629 538347 or by email

We look forward to seeing you!


                              Date/time                               Event                                Cost

Thurs 8thMay – Sat 12th JulyNormal opening hours


Exhibition: The Manor

An exhibition celebrating the wealth of information found within the records of Derbyshire’s manors.

Why not join us for our talk on Manorial Records on 9th July? (see below)


Tues 27th

May – all day

Event: Time Travel & the Raggle Taggle Band

Bring along the family and explore Derbyshire Record Office. Go on a treasure hunt, get crafty or rummage through the archives. See our website for more details!


(drop in) 



Thurs 12thJune


Talk: Picture the Past  

An introduction to the work of the ‘Picture the Past’ project with an insight into the many thousands of pictures available on it from around the East Midlands area. Bring your own pictures for scanning and adding to the project.




Wed 9thJuly

11am-12 noon

Talk: Manorial Records

Join Manorial Documents Register Project Officer Neil Bettridge as he talks about the history of manors, manorial records and this national project.


£3/£2 cons

(booking essential)

Thurs 17thJuly – Sat 27th SepNormal opening hours


Exhibition: The Last Summer

Marking the centenary of the start of World War 1, this exhibition offers a window on Derbyshire during

the summer of 1914.




Thurs 7thAug


Event: Archives Aloud: ‘Voices from the Front’

Voices of those who served during World War One are brought to life - choose a letter or diary entry to read aloud or bring along your own family papers and share your story.


(booking essential)


Fri 5th Sep

10.30am-12 noon

Talk: Finding your Family’s Bonds and Villeins

Take your family history to next level with manorial and estate records; handle the sources available, discover how to use them and what they can tell you.



£3/£2 cons

(booking essential)

Weds 18thSeptember 2.00pm-3.30pm

Talk: Repairing the past

Meet the Conservation Team and find out how we look after and repair our records.  Bring along your own precious family documents and photographs for advice on keeping them safe for the future.


£3/£2 cons

(booking essential)