Posts by venue: Natural Sciences

Hidden Treasures : William Turner’s “A New Herball”

One of the band of Volunteers who are based in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library is Elizabeth Garnett who is undertaking an MA in Museum Studies at Newcastle University. Elizabeth lives in Morpeth and has been investigating one of that… Read more

Marine Wildlife Festival

So it all started with a conversation about inflatable whales…   Alison Lomax (from whale and dolphin charity ORCA) and I let our enthusiasm get the better of us and decided that as a lot of people might not be… Read more

Great North Museum Library – A different kind of book

If you come to the Great North Museum Library during March you’ll find some unusual books on the bookshelves. Artist Dawn Felicia Knox will be displaying works from her Nomen Nudum : Naked Name exhibition here in the library. The work,… Read more

Great North Museum: Hancock Library – The journals of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

By Joan Williams (Library volunteer) Since I retired from my library job last summer, I have been doing voluntary work one day a week in the Library of the Great North Museum: Hancock. Over the last few months I have… Read more

A Victorian Spring at Monkwearmouth

Last autumn Peter Gibson, Duty Manager at Monkwearmouth Station Museum, decided to turn his passion for gardening into a new, interesting and beautiful contribution to the museum’s grounds.  The self-described “enthusiastic amateur” quickly drew up a plan for a traditional… Read more