Huddersfield Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition records

Scope and Content

Includes minutes (Dec. 1882-Aug. 1884), finance (1880-1884), the exhibition (1883-1884), letters (Dec. 1882-Dec. 1884) and miscellaneous items, including photographs and plans of the exhibition (1882-1883). The collection gives detailed information about local industry and art, together with the subscribers and organisers of this important exhibition.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition was held in the new Technical School and Mechanics' Institute building, in Queen Street South, Huddersfield. Opened on 7 July 1883 by the Duke of Somerset, the Exhibition included displays relating to local and regional industry as well as nationally important works of art, examples of modern technology, historic documents and photographs. Total receipts from the six months duration of the Exhibition exceeded £13,000 and it was visited by 329,639 people, including the Duke and Duchess of Albany.

Access Information

Available to all researchers, by appointment


In English

Other Finding Aids

Handlist of the Huddersfield Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition records. A detailed listing of the contents is also available on the Huddersfield University Archives web site