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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.

Who We Are

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.


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.