Learning from Archives

Young students learning from archives at the Norfolk Record Office

NORAH’s main aim is to encourage individuals and communities to use Norfolk’s archives to learn about the past. It is particularly keen to encourage those people who may not have considered using archives before.

NORAH believes that interaction with Norfolk’s archives can help people develop transferable skills, support well-being and enhance a sense of place and belonging. NORAH realises that because archives can sometimes be difficult to access and understand, it needs to support activities which help people engage with archives. This may mean translating and transcribing documents into modern English, or teaching the relevant skills, and looking at the context in which a particular document was created.