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.


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

Website: Archives – Lancashire County Council


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

Booking & Details


Half day session (2hrs ) £2.80 LCC pupil / £3.30 non LCC pupil

All day session (4hrs) £5.60 LCC pupil, £6.60 non LCC pupil

Accompanying adults free

To book:

To start the booking process, contact the Heritage Learning Team via their online enquiry form

Learning Sessions & Activities


The Story of.....the Story

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.

  • KS 2
  • Ancient History
  • History
  • Literacy

WW1: A Brother's Journey

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.

  • KS 2
  • History
  • WW1

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