Reopening update

We are reopening our search room on Tuesday 8 June, subject to any changes in government guidance. An online booking system for search room visits will open from mid May. Please keep an eye on our social media channels for further updates on our services. 

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We are pleased that our paid research and copying services are now open for orders. To order copies or request research, please email for an order form to complete. On returning this we'll provide a quotation for your copying or research. 

Help us ensure art, culture & heritage continue to make a positive impact in our region.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back!

Opening Times

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The Archives are CLOSED until further notice. 


LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor Part 2: D-Day and Beyond

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside. Part 1: LCT 7074 – Hebburn...

LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside The tidal waters of the River...

The British Music Collection from Heritage Quay at Huddersfield University – by Carmela Barbaro, Placement Student

I am a PhD student at Newcastle University, currently in my third year and I have recently started ...

Sounds like Christmas! Songs from Fenwick’s Christmas Window – Dominique Bell, UOSH Project Manager