Explore Your Archive Week 14th – 22nd November 2015

Archives+ invites people to delve into their treasure trove

Archive Explored

As part of the Explore Your Archive campaign, which begins on Saturday 16 November, we are encouraging people to take the time to visit us in Manchester Central Library. 

The Explore Your Archive campaign is encouraging people to discover the stories, the facts, the places and the people that are at the heart of our communities. Archives across the UK and Ireland are taking part to raise awareness of the value of archives to society and of the rich variety of content that is held, preserved and made available to users.

We're inviting people to attend events throughout Explore Your Archive week to explore more about what our collections hold.  Here's the full list of events, click on the title to see more information:

16th November

Kill or Cure: A free talk on the history of healthcare in Manchester from Georgian times to the present 

17th November

Behind The Scenes Tour of Central Library.  See some of the areas not usually open to the public.  Booking essential.

18th November

Inland Port: The Films Of The Manchester Ship Canal.  The North West Film Archive presents a look at some of the many films made over the years by, or about, this vital transport link, a crucial part of the region’s economy for most of the 20th Century.

We Make History.  What is history? Who decides? And how do they figure it out?  Manchester’s finest historians, archivists and curators take to the stage to divulge things about history you never knew!  Booking essential.

21st November

Archives & Wikipedia.  Do you use archives? Ever wondered how to share your knowledge online to others to benefit from it?  Booking essential.

Archives Explorers.  Free, family fun– discover what it’s like to be an archivist and get hands on with a variety of activities. For families with children aged under 12.

To find out more about the national campaign and how you can start your own adventure visit www.exploreyourarchive.co.uk