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.
Our Archive collection can be searched online with Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums collection search. The collection search includes items from all TWAM museums and organizations.
To limit your search to NHSN collections, add NEWHM to your list of keywords. To search the NHSN Archive collection, select “Natural Sciences” from the Department list and select “Archive” from the collection list.
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.