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Promote, protect & care

The Society’s aims are to promote the study of the natural world, protect the flora and fauna in the northeast of England, and care for our collections at the Great North Museum: Hancock

Ladybird on Bluebell © Patrick Bibby

Enjoy, learn & explore

Local experts lead field outings and education courses to explore the natural world of northern England and give weekly talks during the winter. Have fun, make friends and help us as a volunteer or take part in one of our activities.

 

Kingfisher © Neil Wayper

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Become a member

Become a member

Join the Natural History Society of Northumbria today to support nature in the northeast of England, visit Gosforth Park Nature Reserve and learn about the natural world. It costs less than 65p a week.

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Gosforth Park Nature Reserve

One of the best wildlife watching sites in Newcastle and Tyne & Wear, this private nature reserve is important for its rare fauna and flora.

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Activities

Echoes of Ennion, Newcastle

Saturday 30 April, 10.30am-12pm The Society is hosting this event about the wildlife artist Eric Ennion and his life and work on the Northumberland Coast. Local wildlife expert Keith Bowey […]

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Education courses

Learn more about the natural world from local experts in an informal and friendly atmosphere and meet other people who share similar interests. Latest courses on this page.

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Archive

Our archive has 16,000 amazing artworks, photographs, letters, diaries, notebooks and other autograph material. These items and their stories are inspiration for writers, artists, naturalists, scientists and researchers studying natural history, local social history, and the history of art in the North East.

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Great North Museum: Hancock

Our museum in Newcastle, is the only natural history museum in the north of England and following a £26 million redevelopment is one of the region’s top tourist attractions and must-see venues, with nearly 1/2 million visits a year.

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Conservation & research

One of the Society’s aims is to protect the flora and fauna of North East England - this is how we do it.

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Library

Our specialist natural history library in the Great North Museum: Hancock holds a collection of over 12,000 volumes of books and journals. You can search our library catalogue or make a visit.

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North East Wildlife Photography Competition 2016

Enter now for your chance to win great prizes, including £250. We have joined forces with Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley Wildlife Trusts and the Great North Museum: Hancock to […]

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