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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 61, dated Dec 2016.

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Next event; 26 April, 6.00,  Monthly Meeting, A battalion on the learning curve; 18 DLI in training and in war, Alastair Fraser. This is also our AGM; follow this link for the agenda. Mining Institute

Please note; During the University Easter Vacation period our library at the Great North Museum: Hancock Library will be open Monday to Friday, 1.00 to 4.00 from Monday 27 Mar. Term time opening hours (Monday to Friday 10.00 – 4.00) resume on Monday 24 April.

Membership of Newcastle Antiquaries is open to anybody with an interest in the history and archaeology of the North East, and our library is open to the public.

Our aim is to promote the preservation, study and enjoyment of historical and archaeological heritage in general, and of the North East of England in particular. We have approaching 800 members, and always welcome new ones. We are the oldest provincial antiquarian society in the country, founded in 1813. Our library of over 30,000 books and journals is on the second floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock, and is open to the public. We own many of the exhibits on display in museums in the region, and our large archives are deposited at Northumberland Archives. We currently have a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Unlocking the Archives, to make some more of our documents accessible.

Contacting us

Our library and office are on the second floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock, and the office is generally staffed on Wednesday afternoons. Follow this link for further contact details.

News and Events

We have a full programme of  lectures, walks and visits, and social events, and we keep members notified of other events of interest around the region.


Library and Collections

We are guardians of world-class collections of antiquities and archives, and we have a library of over 30,000 books and journals. Our library is open to the public.


Publications

We sponsor and publish research into North East history and archaeology of all periods


Keep up to date

We have a Facebook page and are on Twitter. We also run a regular e-mail circular. If you are a member and would like to be included on the e-mailing list, please e-mail the website editor.


We are a registered charity, registration number 230888. Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. We are also partners in the management of Newcastle Castle.

In the future, don’t forget your past