Tyne & Wear Archives
Discovery Museum
Blandford Square 

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 4pm 

Closed at weekends and Mondays and bank holidays

Admission is free

Advance booking is advisable for the use of microfilm readers. You can make a booking by email, phone, letter or while visiting us. If your proposed visit is less than 5 days ahead, please telephone rather than emailing.

Planned closures

We are likely to be closed on Tuesday 14th October due to industrial action.

Christmas and New Year 2014/15

week beginning Monday 15th December            Open as usual (Tuesday-Friday, 10-4)

week beginning Monday 22nd December           Closed all week

week beginning Monday 29th December            Tuesday/ Wednesday - open as usual
                                                                      Thursday 1st January - closed
                                                                      Friday 2nd January - open as usual

Additional Information

Tyne & Wear Archives Service is a member of CARN (the County Archive Research Network). Anyone wishing to use the Archives will require a valid readers' ticket [20kb, PDF]

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before visiting. Visitors arriving by car are advised to use Grainger Town multi-storey car park.

Please bring a pencil for taking notes, as we ask you not to use pens while in the searchroom (even if you are using microfilm, or don't have any original documents on your desk). For security reasons, bags are not allowed in the searchroom, but lockers are provided (free) for secure storage of your belongings. Please read our full searchroom rules [21kb, PDF] for further information.

If you have any special needs please mention them when booking. We have two microfilm readers that provide electronic winding and additional space around them that may be pre-specified if required. We also have a volunteer mentor scheme that can provide extra help, if needed, to access the archives service.



Tyne & Wear Archives
Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Email: info@twarchives.org.uk
Tel: (0191) 277 2248
Textphone: 18001 0191 232 6789