Tyne & Wear Archives
Tyne & Wear Archives hold documents relating to Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, South Tyneside and Sunderland, dating from the 12th to the 21st centuries. More details on the Archives can be found here.
Archives are records produced by organisations and individuals in their day to day activities. The Archives keeps and preserves those which are of continuing interest for historical or other reasons. They include:
- Local authority records such as minutes, building plans and school records.
- Hospital records
- Magistrates and other court records
- Business records, especially those of important local industries such as shipbuilding, engineering and mining.
- Church records including registers of baptisms, marriages and burials.
- Records of local organisations of all sizes
- Private papers of individuals and families from all walks of life.
Drop-in access to the Archives
Most of the documents held in the Archives can be viewed at any time during opening hours. Access to some records is restricted so it is best to contact the Archives before visiting to check that the records you are interested in will be available.
The Archives is located within Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne. You can contact the Archives on (0191) 277 2248 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Archives offers a paid-for research service by its expert staff. More details of this service can be found here.
Copies can be provided of many of the records held in the Archives, including plans and photographs. More details of this service can be found here.
Visits and workshops for schools and adult groups
Please contact the learning team on (0191) 277 2243 for more details.