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Behind The Scenes At The North Yorkshire County Record Office

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9:23am 29th April 2014

The fourth Archives at Dusk event -  part of Museums at Night, an annual UK-wide festival which  encourages visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites by throwing their doors open after hours and putting on special evening events – will take place between 6pm and 8.30pm on Thursday 15 May.

The evening is intended to be a relaxed, fun, interactive event allowing the public to wander through the Record Office, ‘behind the scenes’.

The event will feature exhibitions of items connected with North Yorkshire clubs and societies over the generations.  Attractions include the chance to meet  the Good Humour Club in their 18th century coffee house with wigs, props and sound,  or to dress up in costume and have a family photograph taken in the Victorian studio.

There will also be displays showing how County Hall in Northallerton was transformed into a hospital during the First World War, along with dramatic photographs of early climbing and caving exploits.

“This will be a great opportunity to find out all about the marvellous resource provided by the Record Office,” said County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, Executive Member for the Archive Service.

Admission to Archives at Dusk is free, and includes refreshments. Booking is not necessary and free parking is available on site and nearby.

For further information, visit www.northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 01609 777585 Archives at Dusk,

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