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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 55, dated December 2013.

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News; Welcome to our new Membership Administrator, Brendan Derham, who starts on 2nd April. Meanwhile, we are looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Book Reviews Editor - follow this link for more details. If you are interested, please e-mail Humphrey Welfare. Our Library will be open afternoons only (1.00-4.00) from Monday 31 Mar to Friday 25 April, during the university vacation.

Next event; 6 April, Country Walk, East of Wylam, with Lindsay Allason-Jones; 7 mile circular walk. Meet 10.30 at Old Station Car Park, Wylam. New on the website; details and booking arrangements for the President's Evening 20 June in the Black Gate.

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 over 750 members, and always welcome new ones. We are the oldest provincial antiquarian society in the country, founded in 1813.

News and Events

We have a full programme of public events, 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


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