Saturday 27 February, 11am-12pm
A tour of the Society’s Herbarium collection at Discovery Museum, Newcastle
The Natural History Society of Northumbria’s important collection of dried plant specimens is held in special stores in the basement of the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. Our herbarium contains over 15,000 plants from the North East and beyond collected from the 1800s to the present day, including a great number from John, Albany and Mary Hancock. Our Botany Group has been diligently working on this collection for two years, documenting, remounting, photographing and preserving this important collection. They have kindly offered to talk to members about the collection, some of the interesting items in it and about herbaria generally and why they are important. Meet at the reception desk at the Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle NE1 4JA.