Our collection dates from the NHSN's foundation in 1829. It is the most comprehensive natural history collection in northern England.
Our library collection has more than 12,000 books, journals, and other materials related to natural history. It includes:
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.
Learn more about the materials in our Archive.