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Our latest news bulletin is issue 77, dated June 2024.

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From the first days of the Society's existence, it has collected books, objects, coins, music and manuscripts. Our Bicentenary book, 200 Years, explains the history of these various collections, and you can see some of the important items in the Virtual Museum.


We share the Library, on the top floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock, with the Natural History Society of Northumbria and Newcastle University's Cowen Library. We have 30,000 volumes and take 91 learned journals there. Anyone is welcome to visit during opening hours, though only members can take books out from our collection.

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Follow this link to find details of normal opening hours and contact information.



 Archive collection

St Nicholas ChurchyardOur archives include historic documents, research notes, drawings, maps, plans and photographs. The majority are on loan to the Northumberland Archives Service at Woodhorn, Northumberland, with nearly 60,000 entries in their electronic catalogue. Follow this link for details of how our archives are catalogued.

In the future, don’t forget your past