Our collections

Search our online catalogue, LANCAT, and explore other guides to archive collections.

Visit us

Information for planning your visit to Lancashire Archives for research or events.

Enquiries and research

Find out how we can help if you are unable to visit the office in person or would like more help with your research.

Digitisation service

We can provide copies of items in our collections as well as creating images of your own documents.


We can offer schools free resources and on site learning opportunities

Volunteer with us

Find out how you can help Lancashire Archives and Local History preserve the history and tell the story of nearly a thousand years of Lancashire.

Archives magazine

Our Archives magazine celebrates the rich and diverse history of Lancashire. It is full of stories about the people, places and events that shaped the county.

Thoughts from Lancashire Archives podcast

A series of conversations about interesting items from the collections at Lancashire Archives.

About our friends

The Friends of Lancashire Archives promote, support, and assist our work.

Keeping east Lancashire in the picture

An exciting new two-year project, bringing together thousands of people in East Lancashire, to make historic photographs collections more accessible, inclusive and sustainable.

Clarets collected

This Lancashire Archives and Local History project is bringing together a fan-led Burnley Football Club Archive at Burnley Library.

Archives plans and reports

Strategies, policies, plans and reports for Lancashire's libraries and archives.

Tell us about an event you attended at the Archives

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Inside the archives

We visited Lancashire Archives recently to look back at some of the transport history of Lancashire.

Learn more about our archives and plan your visit.