Research services

Model posing for a Turners publicity shot, July 1964

(Image: Model posing for a Turners publicity shot, July 1964, from Tyne & Wear Archives)

We offer a paid-for research service to members of the public looking to find out more about items in our collections.

Our staff will undertake any specific research relating to the collections held by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, which comprise:

  • Archives
  • Art
  • Science and technology
  • Ethnography
  • Archaeology
  • Military history and social history
  • Maritime history
  • Natural sciences

The research service costs £30 per hour including VAT. 

Please note that our target response time for paid research enquiries is 6 weeks, although many are answered well within this time frame.

We will try to provide an accurate estimate of the amount of time needed to undertake your research, but this may not always be possible. You can set an outside limit, however, by telling us that you do not want more than two hours work, for example.

Payment, at least for initial work, is required in advance, and because of high bank charges, we can only accept payment in pounds sterling or by credit or debit card.

You can request and pay for your research online by completing our research form.