Opening Times

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am-12.45pm and 1.15-4pm
Wednesday 10am-12.45pm and 1.15-4pm
Thursday 10am-12.45pm and 1.15-4pm
Friday10am-12.45pm and 1.15-4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Currently booking is essential to use the Tyne & Wear Archives searchroom - click here to book tickets.

Visitor information - keeping you safe

As we adjust to the lifting of Covid safety measures, our staff will continue to give visitors extra space and we encourage visitors to respect others’ space.  Wearing masks for both staff and visitors is optional. We will continue to monitor numbers to ensure the archives do not become too crowded and we will maintain increased cleaning.  

Pre-booking for the search room is essential. Book your place, order documents and find out what to expect when you visit.

Our paid research and copying services are open for orders. To order copies or request research, please email  We'll reply to you and  provide a quotation for your copying or research.  

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