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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 56, dated June 2014.

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Thanks to all who contributed to our appeal to save the  Lindisfarne Hoard of 15th and 16th century gold and silver coins. As a result of generous donations from our members, other individuals, and trusts, the appeal has succeeded and the Hoard is on its way to the Great North Museum, where it will be on display soon.

Special Offer on our Handbook to the Roman Wall. Our members, and anyone who has signed up to Newcastle University’s Hadrian’s Wall on-line learning course, can buy this at a special price of £5 plus £4 postage and packing. Click here for the order form.

Next event; 29 Oct, 6.00, Public Lecture, The Development of English Heraldry, David White (Somerset Herald). Please note venue, Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University. Part of Newcastle University Insights lecture series.

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne promotes the preservation, study and enjoyment of historical and archaeological heritage in general, and of the North East of England in particular. We have approaching 800 members, and always welcome new ones. We are the oldest provincial antiquarian society in the country, founded in 1813. Our library and office are on the second floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock, and the office is generally staffed on Wednesday afternoons. Follow this link for further contact details.

News and Events

We have a full programme of  lectures, walks and visits, and social events, and we keep members notified of  other events of interest around the region.


Library and Collections

We are guardians of world-class collections of antiquities and archives, and we have a library of over 30,000 books and journals


Publications

We sponsor and publish research into North East history and archaeology of all periods


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We have a Facebook page and are on Twitter. We also run a regular e-mail circular. If you are a member and would like to be included on the e-mailing list, please e-mail the website editor.


We are a registered charity, registration number 230888. Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. We are also partners in the Heritage Lottery-funded Old Newcastle Project, covering the Castle and Cathedral area.

In the future, don’t forget your past