Talks, Field Trips, Events & Activities

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North East Wildlife Photography Awards 2014

3rd Jul 2014
Thursday 3 July, 6pm-8pm.

Forget the Oscars, this is the awards ceremony that counts! Join us to see the short-listed entries, announce the winners, open the exhibition and meet other photographers.

There will also be a relevant talk with a guest speaker and refreshments available.

Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle.
Marine Wildlife



North East Marine Wildlife Festival, Newcastle

19th Jul 2014
Saturday 19 July – Friday 25 July.

Help the Great North Museum: Hancock to celebrate our marine wildlife and explore the diversity of our regions’ seas and coasts through a series of free events, workshops and displays. Highlights of the week long festival include an interactive exhibition of inflatable life-size whales, dolphins and sharks, as well as impressive objects from the museum’s biology collection.

Full details at
dinosaur GNM



Summer Activities in the Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

28th Jul 2014
28 July – 31 August.

Throughout the school holidays there will be themed activities for all the family. In particular, join us to help celebrate the museums 130th birthday from 18-24 August with a week of Hancock inspired activities, followed by Dinosaur week.

For details: nearer to the time.
Natural History Society Archives



Society Archives Heritage Open Day, Newcastle

12th Sep 2014
Friday 12 September, 11am-3pm.

We will be opening the doors of our prestigious Council Room in the Great North Museum: Hancock as part of the national Heritage Open Day weekend. We will be displaying some of our best archive material, including rare woodblocks by Thomas Bewick. Visitors can also see the historic furnishings and paintings in the room and talk with the Society’s Honorary Archivist, June Holmes.

About Talks, Field Trips, Events & Activities

Indoor Events

From October to March the Society invites regional and national experts in the natural world to give inspiring lectures to our members and the wider public.

Lectures are usually held every Friday evening, starting at 7pm, in the learning suite on the ground floor of the Great North Museum: Hancock. The museum is closed to the public at this time, so entry is via both side entrances.

Entry is from 6.20pm and tea, coffee and biscuits are available and the opportunity to socialise. Speakers give an illustrated presentation for 45mins-1 hour and then open the floor for questions and discussions.

On site parking is limited to blue badge holders only. There is a car park nearby on Claremont Road. The Museum is a 300m walk from Haymarket Metro and bus stations. For directions click here.

Non-members are very welcome to attend but we ask that they kindly make a donation on the night to support these lectures.

Outdoor Events

Throughout the year local experts lead field meetings to explore the natural world and magical landscapes of Northern England.

Outdoor events are free to members and their families. Some trips require us to hire boats or pay entrance fees and details of these costs are included in the information about the event.

For most events you can just turn up at the meeting place but some events must be booked in advance in order to manage numbers and this is stated in the information. You must make your own way to the meeting point. Please arrive early so that the event can start on time. Some activities last all day so you may need to take a drink and packed lunch with you.

In order to visit the best places our trips take place in natural landscapes that can be unpredictable. It is essential that you wear, or take with you, appropriate clothing and accessories to cope with heat, cold, wet, wind, biting insects and to walk on uneven, slippery or wet surfaces. Before you join any of our outdoor events it is essential that you read our Guidance.

Some events are run in partnership with other organisations or groups but otherwise our outdoor events are exclusively for Society members. If you are not a member and would like to attend an outdoor meeting then this can be arranged by contacting the Society office in advance and making a donation.