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.
This search includes all items stored in the Great North Museum: Hancock, Laing Art Gallery, Discovery Museum and Sunderland Museum. If you would only like to search the Natural History Society of Northumbria collections then please add NEWHM to your search term.
In October 2014 we began a 3-year project that will significantly improve the long-term management, preservation and access to our important archive collection and will engage young people in natural history and environmental recording through our archive and its stories. This project is being funded mainly by the Heritage Lottery Fund and with support from the Sir James Knott Trust. We are looking for people to help us with this work: if you would like to volunteer please click here for details.