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Events programme


The Archives and Heritage Service looks after over 11 million objects, photographs and documents which together tell the stories of Staffordshire's people and places.

Beneath our feet: How agriculture and industry shaped a county

Ancient High House, Stafford
From Saturday 27 January until Sunday 24 March 2024

The history of Staffordshire has been shaped by the rich wealth of resources found beneath our feet. In this family friendly exhibition we explore the rocks, minerals and soils found below the ground, and how these natural resources have helped shaped the county we know today.

You can find out about the people who worked in coal mining, iron working, pottery making and other industries which have altered the landscape. Large areas of Staffordshire are still agricultural, but these too have undergone great changes.

The extraction of these materials and the pollution from industry have affected the environment, but much is being done to heal the landscape.

Featuring objects and documents from Staffordshire Archive & Heritage’s collections you can explore Staffordshire’s past and find out what lies under foot.

For opening times visit https://www.historicstafford.co.uk/

Keeping the lights on: A history of Rugeley Power Station

Hednesford Library
Until Friday 16 February 2024

Have you ever wondered about Rugeley Power Station? What it was like to work there, what the cooling towers were for, or why it was located there? ‘Keeping the Lights On: A History of Rugeley Power Station’ marks the end of a twelve-month project researching the history of this local landmark.

Using company archive material and stories from former employees, this free family friendly exhibition explores all aspects of power station life, from its creation through to future development. 

Our county, our climate: Exploring the historical impact of climate change

Lichfield Library 
Until Saturday 6 April 2024

This small exhibition explores memories of extreme weather events in Staffordshire through artistic responses from Staffordshire people. The exhibition features work created in the workshops, artefacts from the Staffordshire Museum Collection and copies of historic documents and photographs from the Staffordshire Record Office which reveal historic weather events recorded through diary entries and letters

Our Events

To find out more about our events please visit the Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service Eventbrite page 

Archives and Heritage e-newsletter

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FoSSA Events programme

Please also check out the events programme of FoSSA, our Friends organisation and consider joining FoSSA.

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