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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 62, dated June 2017.

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Next event; Thursday 28 December, Winter walk; Roman & Riverside Wallsend, led by Ken Hutchinson. Meet 10.30am at Wallsend Metro Station Finish 12.30pm on Wallsend High Street – with the possibility of a pub lunch at the old Ritz Cinema, now a Wetherspoons

Please give to our appeal among members to help us buy the Dinnington Hoard of Roman silver and gold coins and a brooch. Follow this link to our MyDonate page.

The Library will close at 4.00 on Thursday 21 December, and re-open with vacation hours (2.00-4.00 Monday to Friday) on Tuesday 2 January. It will be open normal hours from Monday 8 January

Membership of Newcastle Antiquaries is open to anybody with an interest in the history and archaeology of the North East, and our library is open to the public. Follow this link to find details of opening hours and contact information.

Our aim is to promote 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 of over 30,000 books and journals is on the second floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock, and is open to the public. We own many of the exhibits on display in museums in the region, and our large archives are deposited at Northumberland Archives. We currently have a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Unlocking the Archives, to make some more of our documents accessible.

Contacting us

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. Our library is open to the public.


Publications

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


Keep up to date

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 management of Newcastle Castle.

In the future, don’t forget your past