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Heritage Open Day at NHSN Library and Archive

NHSN Council Room © NHSN

Friday 07 September, 11.00am – 3.30pm

A chance to view the treasures of the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

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.  Come along and see historic furnishings and paintings, including a magnificent portrait of Thomas Bewick by Ramsay. A selection of our fascinating archival material will also be on display.

This year we are celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Thomas Bewick’s iconic work The Fables of Aesop and Others, 1818. Some of Bewick’s original drawings for the Fables will be on show with a small collection of his unique woodblocks.