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Welcome to the Regional Heritage Centre

  • Celebrating history and heritage in North West EnglandLancaster and the Lake District fells: the University has a rich and varied hinterland
  • We support heritage organisations in the regionMorecambe Bay: the sea to the west, linking the region to a wider world
  • Our events explore the history & archaeology of North West EnglandCanal and railway bridges, Manchester: north-west England is steeped in industrial heritage
  • We work with community groups across the regionThe Institute, Kirkby Lonsdale
  • Home of the Victoria County History of Cumbria projectField walls at Wasdale Head: a landscape shaped by centuries of farming
  • We have long publishing experienceWithnell Moor: windswept, brown and bare
  • Our archives contain important oral history collectionsPicnic by Crummock Water, c.1907
  • We help schools engage with local historyBrantwood, home of John Ruskin: the region has a rich literary heritage
  • Students benefit from our heritage-themed work placementsRibblehead viaduct
Celebrating history and heritage in North West England1 We support heritage organisations in the region2 Our events explore the history & archaeology of North West England3 We work with community groups across the region4 Home of the Victoria County History of Cumbria project5 We have long publishing experience6 Our archives contain important oral history collections7 We help schools engage with local history8 Students benefit from our heritage-themed work placements9
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Who We Are

The Regional Heritage Centre (RHC) promotes and celebrates the rich social and cultural heritage of North West England through engaging with the regional community. Find out more»

Latest News

Latest newsletter from the Regional Heritage Centre, 19 December 2014

E-NEWSLETTER, December 2014 Welcome to the latest e-newsletter from the Department of History's Regional Heritage Centre (incorporating the ...Read more»

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17 January 2015, Exploring the smaller towns of North West England from the Middle Ages to the Victorian period

 

VCH Cumbria

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The Victoria County History (VCH) of Cumbria project aims to write the history of every community in Cumbria with the help of volunteer researchers. Find out more»

Consultancy and Placements

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Our academic expertise, our students, and our experience of event management and publishing can help to support heritage organisations in the region. Find out more»

Regional Heritage in Schools

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The RHC is developing activities to help secondary schools in the North West engage with the Local History element in the new school curriculum.
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Publications

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Books published through the former Centre for North-West Regional Studies are still available for purchase through the RHC. Find out more»

Resources

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Members of the public are welcome to consult the RHC archive, which covers several aspects of the region’s cultural and social history. Find out more»

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The RHC relies on the generosity of our friends and patrons, as well as the support of volunteers working on our projects.
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