Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums head office
Tel: (0191) 232 6789
Textphone: 18001 0191 232 6789
Tyne & Wear Archives, Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA
Tel: (0191) 277 2248
Textphone: 18001 0191 277 2248
Visit the Tyne & Wear Archives website
Press and Media enquiries:
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Discovery Museum and Tyne & Wear Archives
Victoria Page (part time hours, Tues to Fri)
Great North Museum: Hancock
Laing Art Gallery and Shipley Art Gallery
Samantha Brimer (part time hours, Mon, Tues, Thurs)
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort, South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
Leann Hay (part time hours, Mon to Thurs)
Stephenson Steam Railway and Segedunum Roman Fort
Alison Maw (part time hours, Mon, Tues, Thurs)
Donating items to the collection or bringing in items for identification
Please get in touch with us (via phone, email or letter) before bringing in your items to describe what you would like to offer, or what you need help with identifying. Send us a photograph if possible.
We’ll reply letting you know if your offer is something we can accept, if we need more information, if we cannot accept your offer or to arrange a time for you to bring your item in.
There are a variety of reasons that we may not be able to take your donation. We have a Collections Development Policy that we must use when making a decision.
Please note that unless there are compelling and legitimate reasons, hazardous objects and substances will not be accepted.
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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is committed to delivering an excellent service to all our customers and service users, be they general visitors, our local communities, educational or outreach groups, academics, scholars, tourists, groups, stakeholders, sponsors or corporate clients.
Our aim is to continue to improve our service and standards and deliver an excellent customer experience. Dealing effectively with customer comments and complaints will help us to achieve our mission and commitment to delivering a world class service.