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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 76, dated December 2023.

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                                   Coming events

  • 29 May, 6.00, Colm O'Brien, The Northumberland Landholdings of the House of Cospatric. Lecture Theatre, The Common Room (formerly The Mining Institute), Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. The flyer with the Zoom link is available in the members' section.
  • 9 June, day trip for Croxdale Hall and Brancepeth Castle, County Durham. £40 including refreshments. Flyer and booking form are available in the members' section.

                                  Volunteers needed

  • We are looking for volunteers among our members to help with maintaining and promoting the Society and its work. In particular we're looking for anyone interested in helping to monitor and post on our social media pages and/or being involved with managing this website. If you are interested, look in the members' section for more details.


A Full Programme of Talks, Visits, Social Events

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All welcome to join us. Follow this link to contact us

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We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number, 1188638) Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. The Society operated for many years as an incorporated association with charitable status (registration number 230888) with the same name and the same charitable objects. Click here for the Charity Commission entry for the pre-2021 body.

We publish a learned journal, Archaeologia Aeliana, each year, and a News Bulletin twice a year. Small Research Grants are available for original research by members.

We are partners in the management of Newcastle Castle, and are signatories to the North East Statement Against Racism.

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Contact the membership administrator on   For financial queries, please contact the Society’s Treasurer at  Invoices need to be submitted electronically.

Our Library at the Great North Museum is open10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday.

David Heslop, President

In the future, don’t forget your past