Tyne & Wear Archives

Tyne & Wear Archives, Newcastle upon Tyne: Hours, Address, Tyne & Wear Archives Reviews: 4.5/5

Tyne & Wear Archives
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. The documents 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. There are a number of services available to the public including: - Research - Search room access - currently this must be pre-booked. Visit website to book. - Copying - Conservation
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volunteer12017
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK31 contributions
The late shows
May 2019 • Solo
I was a volunteer for this event, so much to do . I was part of the team at gateshead music academy and sound .
Had a go at singing and as a trained singer loved doing vocals , the tutor said I had a fantastic voice, and would love to teach me, I've bee looking for a vocal coach for
Years, now I've found one all cos of the late shows
Written May 18, 2019
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Hi - that's fantastic to hear. Thank you for volunteering for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and good luck with your singing. best wishes Sheryl, Communications Manager
Written May 20, 2019
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Allison W
North Shields, UK2 contributions
Bank holiday prize river bar
May 2017 • Friends
Had a fab time with friends highly recommended look friendly staff look forward to returning soon 😀
Written May 29, 2017
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Ian M
Backworth, UK355 contributions
A very interesting tour
Mar 2017 • Couples
Took one of the tours of the archives, very interesting going behind the scenes of the discovery museum. Saw examples of documents held in the archives even one going back to the 1100's and another relating to Elizabeth I. The tour included meeting staff
who carry out conservation work on documents.
Written March 10, 2017
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GillyPNorthEastCoast
North East Coast351 contributions
Good collection of material
Jan 2015 • Couples
Staff are helpful, atmosphere scholarly and quiet, free lockers, opening hours are rather restrictive(10am to 4pm, Tues to Friday, I think, no use if you want to do research in the evening), some of the microfiche readers antiquated and some of the microfiches really poor quality.
Written February 10, 2015
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
The Museum leads to a tour of Whitbourn
Jul 2014 • Couples
The Discovery Museum and archives centre is a must starting point in exploring and experiencing this gem of an area. Whitbourn's survival as a very pretty coastal village seems nothing short of miraculous. Situated on the coast and seperated from Sunderland by the sea, with no through-roads, it has remained mercifully isolated and therefore relatively unspoilt.
The historic core of the small 17th & 18th-century cottages and later Georgian houses remain virtually untouched. A farming and fishing community throughout its long history, Whitbourn boasts an impressive list of typical village features. There is a village well, pond, green, inn,windmill and a pound for stray animals.
The fact that Lewis Carrol is said to have received inspiration for characters in his 'Alice' books from people encountered during his many stays in the village. My femme and i spent an amusing time searching every face for similarities to the characters in the novels.
Our visit was welcomed by a parade of attractive shops, a Post Office, doctor's surgery, bank and our impression was of a community very well-contained
Written October 1, 2014
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icewolf1970
Gateshead, UK98 contributions
history
Jun 2013 • Family
if your looking for something for your past even this place can help by just visiting the place and the staff can help you to and point you in the right direction for the archive are full of good information that you may or may not want but there is always something to catch you eye what ever you pass in there
Written November 25, 2013
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Tynes1der
Wallsend, UK309 contributions
Local history with some hands-on
Apr 2013 • Friends
A good selection of galleries dealing with various aspects of local history such as Electricity, shipping, regimental militaria, social history etc. The centrepiece is Charles Parsons "Turbinia", the first steam turbine driven ship and the fastest ship of its day. Another first on display amongst a collection of light bulbs is a replica of the first light bulb made by the inventor of the first practical light bulb, Joseph Swan of Gateshead. Children can interact with many of the exhibits and there is a nice cafe together with good toilet facilities.
Written June 24, 2013
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Angela060
Chester-le-Street64 contributions
Very interesting
Jul 2012 • Friends
Good place to research family tree. Always someone ( usually volunteers) available to help when you got stuck. Loads of records available to view.Must reserve a viewer and/or computer if needed
Written March 15, 2013
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PAULINE S
Durham, UK2 contributions
FAMILY HISTORY
Oct 2012
Great for family history research.The staff are knowledgeable and helpful.You can search original registers and documents
Written December 23, 2012
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Mike B
Newcastle, UK44 contributions
Historic
Sep 2012
Helpful staff and brilliant local historical information and an amazing old building. The mens toilets are amazing.
Written December 19, 2012
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