The Society's seal and three photographs

Archaeological Collection

Archaeological collection

The Society's gallery in the Great North Museum

Much of the Society's famous archaeological collection is on display in the Great North Museum: Hancock, under an agreement with Tyne and Wear Museums, along with those of the Natural History Society of Northumberland and the Shefton Museum. Opening hours for the museum are 10.00-5.00 Monday to Friday, 10.00-4.00 Saturday, 11.00-4.00 Sunday.

Our collections range from the Palaeolithic period through to the Tudors and Stuarts with world famous artefacts such as

and many more. We also have extensive Social History collections, housed across a wide spectrum of museums in the north of England, including the Discovery Museum, Beamish, and Bellingham Heritage Centre.

 We are in the process of building a Virtual Museum; so far, this includes details of some of our latest acquisitions, and links to YouTube clips of members talking about some of their favourite objects in our collection.


In the future, don’t forget your past