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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Next Event; 28 Jan, Monthly meeting,  Excavation of the Bigges Main Waggonway, Richard Carlton and Les Turnbull,  Anniversary Meeting followed by social upstairs at the Mining Institute.   Follow this link for the Anniversary Meeting Agenda

We are sorry to have to announce the death of our member Margaret Wills. Her funeral will be on 20th January at Newcastle Crematorium (West Road) at 2.00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the service to the Great North Air Ambulance.

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. Our 2015 programme is now on the website


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