Tour of the Archives

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Have you ever fancied taking a peek in our treasure trove of historical documents?

Archive group tour


Monday 29 October

Monday 19 November

Monday 10 December

14 January 2019

11 February 2019

Visitor information


11am and 1pm

The tour will last approx 45 - 60 minutes


£4 per person, booking essential

Please book your place online, or email or phone (0191) 277 2248.

Meeting point

Discovery Museum Reception Desk


Based in Discovery Museum in the heart of Newcastle, Tyne & Wear Archives is home to thousands of documents, housed on 14km of shelving, relating to the five local districts of Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.

Join us and discover documents that range from the 12th to 21st centuries and include building plans, school, hospital and church records as well as business records, especially those of important local industries such as shipbuilding, engineering and mining.

The Tyne & Wear Shipyards Collection is of international significance as it is included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, which included documents such as the Magna Carta and Domesday Book.