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The Record Office has a vibrant exhibitions programme which includes displays produced in-house and those from community groups.


Our Current Exhibition

Mind Your Manors – a look at the fascinating history of manorial records and how they can help with local and family history research.
Our recent project with the National Archives has added Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to the online Manorial Documents Register so the records will be easier to locate and better described.
On display from 8th April 2019 – 29th June 2019


This Year So Far…

The year began with our exhibition on Forgotten Champions of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. This exhibition was produced by pupils from Robert Smyth Academy in Market Harborough as part of a Heritage Lottery Young Roots project to mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. It used local source material held at the Record Office to highlight the contribution made by local women and men and to ensure they are remembered by history so they can inspire a new generation.

In February and March 2019 we hosted These Names are Lamps of Sacrifice produced by North West Leicestershire District Council working with local partners and funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the War Memorials Trust.
This exhibition recognised the 354 men from the Coalville urban district who gave their lives in the First World War.


Exhibitions at the Record Office

If you have an exhibition you would like to display here or any other questions about our exhibitions programme please contact us.