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We rely on the support and generosity of people like you to fund our vital work and support our charity.

We work hard to:

  • Protect and improve wildlife on our nature reserve and across the North East.
  • Help people of all ages to enjoy, learn about and care for the natural world.
  • Conserve our important natural history collections at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

Please help us to continue this important work. You can donate to fund a specific appeal or send us a general donation. Whether you want to give a one-off donation or help regularly through Direct Debit, we are grateful for any amount you can give us.

Lantern Fund Appeal 2020

We are very excited to share with you our Lantern Fund Appeal for 2020 raising £10,000 to help young people in North East England experience and learn about nature.  We have already pledged £5,000 towards our target!

Young people are facing many barriers in getting close to nature.  You have been telling us at recent NHSN events we should be doing more to help young people experience the natural world – and we agree! It was also the view of past NHSN Members when they welcomed young members and delivered Lantern lectures by candlelight to hundreds of children in the early 1890’s.

To help us continue this important work you can help in one or more ways.

Donate to our 2020 appeal (cheque / online). For example  
£5           £10         £25         £50

Please help us to enable more young people to experience the natural world.

If you would like to donate, you can do so using the form at the base of this page, or by sending a cheque payable to “Natural History Society of Northumbria” to The Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE2 4PT.

Donate Online

You can make a donation online via PayPal, using either your PayPal account or credit/debit card if you don’t have one.

Donate by Post

Please send a cheque made payable to “Natural History Society of Northumbria” to our office: Great North Museum: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT.

Please enclose a note to tell us whether it’s a general donation or for a specific appeal.

Donate to the NHN Collections

NHSN has been collecting natural history specimens, artefacts, books, paintings, sculptures and personal items for over 180 years.

The majority of our collections are made up of donations from our members and private collectors. If you have any items that you would like to donate please contact the Society Office 0191 208 2790 or