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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.

A case for the ordinary: Staffordshire's asylums and the patient experience 

Ancient High House, Stafford
Until December 2023

Discover the extraordinary history and stories behind the patient, staff and daily life of the county's three asylums, St Matthews (Burntwood), St Georges (Stafford) and St Edwards (Cheddleton). For opening times visit the Historic Stafford website - https://www.historicstafford.co.uk/

Keeping the lights on: A history of Rugeley Power Station

Cannock Library
Until Thursday 12 October 2023

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

Tamworth Library
Until 2 October 2023 

The "Historic Flooding and Drought in Staffordshire" project was a collaboration between the University of Liverpool and the Staffordshire Record Office. The team explored Staffordshire's historic records referencing weather and climate. This pop-up exhibition is touring the county's libraries throughout 2023.

Our Events

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

Archives and Heritage e-newsletter

To keep up to date with our latest events and to avoid disappointment through late booking, sign up for our e-newsletter via the e-newsletter webpage.

FoSSA Events programme

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

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