Be part of the Great North Museum: Hancock

There are many ways in which people of all ages can get involved in the life of the Museum. There are opportunities for volunteers, work experience, and involvement in special projects. You can also join the Natural History Society of Northumbria, as well as the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Volunteers

Volunteers can make an important contribution to the work of the Museum. If you would like to become a volunteer please contact us. You will be asked to complete an application form and attend an informal interview before being accepted.

To find out more about volunteering for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums please visit the volunteering section for more information.

Work Experience

The Museum is able to take a limited number of work placement students. You will be asked to complete an application form and attend an informal interview before being selected.

Natural History Society of Northumbria

The Society was founded in 1829 and is one of the largest local natural history societies in Britain. It owns the Great North Museum: Hancock building and grounds and the natural history collections which will be displayed at the new museum.  The Society's aims are to promote and encourage the study and protection of flora and fauna in the north-east of England. A wide range of activities are offered from lectures and field meetings for members to scientific research and publication of the Transactions, the yearly journal of the Society.

For more information and to join please visit: http://www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk/

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne is the country’s oldest provincial antiquarian society, founded in 1813.  The Society has a large collection of books and artefacts, particularly focused on Hadrian's Wall but also featuring prehistoric and medieval periods.  Many of these artefacts will be on display in the new Great North Museum: Hancock.  The society organises a variety of activities including lectures and organised walks for members and publication of the annual journal Archaeologia Aeliana.

For more information and to join please visit: http://www.newcastle-antiquaries.org.uk

Family Fun

The learning team provides regular events at weekends and during the children’s holidays to keep children of all ages entertained.