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

Following the latest change in government guidance all visitors aged 12 years and older must wear a face covering in the archives, unless you are medically exempt. To ensure the wellbeing of visitors and staff we are monitoring numbers to ensure the museum does not become too crowded.  

Pre-booking for the search room is essential. Click here to 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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