Lancaster Castle

Regional Heritage Centre

Established in 2014, the Regional Heritage Centre promotes and celebrates the rich social and cultural heritage of North West England by engaging with the regional community.

Newsflash

Booking Opens for RHC Afternoon Study Event with Dr Alan Crosby and Professor Geoff Timmins Saturday 4 February 2023

Retrospect and prospect: local history in North West England 1973-2023 and beyond will discuss major trends and developments in regional history over the past half-century, thinking about how our knowledge and understanding of the past has grown and become more nuanced. They will also consider the current state of historical research in the North West and speculate about how the subject’s key themes and perspectives may evolve in future.

For more details, click on our Events page below.

 

  • Who We Are

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

  • News

    We are delighted to announce that The Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive is now live.

  • Support the RHC

    The RHC relies on the generosity of our Friends and Patrons. Find out more about the benefits of supporting the RHC in this way.

  • VCH Cumbria

    The Victoria County History (VCH) of Cumbria project aims to write the history of every place in Cumbria with the help of volunteer researchers.

  • Consultancy and Placements

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

  • Regional Heritage in Schools

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

  • Oral History and Other Archives

    Find out more about the Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive.

  • Publications

    Books published through the former Centre for North-West Regional Studies are still available for purchase through the RHC, along with more recent publications.

  • Online short course

    Our award-nominated short course 'Lancaster Castle and Northern English History' is accessible for free on the Futurelearn platform.

  • Our events

    We offer a programme of study days and other events on the heritage of North West England which are all open to members of the public.

  • External Events and Announcements

    Events and news from around the region.

Contact Us

By Post

Regional Heritage Centre
Department of History
Bowland College
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YT
United Kingdom

By Phone

+44 (0)1524 593770

Usually staffed on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30-15:30

RHC Director:
Dr Fiona Edmonds

Academic Co-ordinator:
Dr Sam Riches

Administrator
Ann-Marie Michel

For the Victoria County History of Cumbria, please contact Dr Sarah Rose