Our archive has over 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 collections search includes all items stored in the Great North Museum: Hancock, Laing Art Gallery, Discovery Museum and Sunderland Museum. If you would like to only search the Natural History Society of Northumbria collections then please add NEWHM to your search term.
For Natural History Society Archives – Select “Natural Sciences” in the Department drop down list and “Archive” in the Collection drop down list. HAPPY SEARCHING!
In October 2014 we began an ambitious project to significantly improve the long-term management, preservation and access to our important archive collection. As part of our project we engaged over 350 primary school children and young people in natural history and environmental recording through our archive and its stories.