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The Society's aims are to promote and encourage the study of natural history, protect the flora and fauna in the North-East of England, and care for and extend our library and collections at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

To find out how we do this please follow the links below.

Introduction to our society

The Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) is a voluntary organization run by its membership through a Council. The day-to-day work of the Society is carried out by three paid employees, supported by a team of volunteers.


What We Do

Established in 1829, the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) is one of the oldest natural history societies in the country.


Our History

Below you can read a selected history of the Society. If you would like to learn more then why not visit our library and archives? Learn more about our history […]


Staff, Trustees & Volunteers

Meet our team and find out who is responsible for our work.