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
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Press and media enquiries
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Discovery Museum and Tyne & Wear Archives
Victoria Page (part time hours: Tuesday to Friday)
Great North Museum: Hancock and Hatton Gallery
Laing Art Gallery
Shipley Art Gallery
Cheryl McCarrick (part time hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday)
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort and Segedunum Roman Fort
Alison Maw (part time hours: Monday to Thursday)
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery and Stephenson Steam Railway
Sallie Ball (part time hours: Monday to Thursday)
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.
Portable Antiquities Scheme
If you believe you have found an archaeological object, please contact the Tyne & Wear Finds Liaison Officer.
In England, all finders of gold and silver objects, and groups of coins from the same finds, over 300 years old, have a legal obligation to report such items under the Treasure Act 1996. Prehistoric base-metal assemblages found after 1st January 2003 also qualify as Treasure. Please contact the Finds Liaison Officer for further advice, within 14 days of the discovery.
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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.