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Exhibitions and events

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 patients, 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

This pop-up touring exhibition tells the story of Rugeley Power Station and the people who worked 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 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 Monday 2 October 2023

This small exhibition explores memories of extreme weather events in Staffordshire through artistic responses. In 2021 local people were invited to participate in creative workshops in Stafford, Burton-upon-Trent and online. These included poetry, storytelling and paper art. Participants were asked to think about and record their experiences of extreme weather and climate.

Some of the work produced in the workshops is on display. The exhibition also features 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.


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