Posts by date: July 2011

Tarka the Otter

So, what have I been doing this month? Well, latterly, I have been enjoying the beautiful weather, walking with my camera and looking at the history of the iron ore line to Consett, closed in 1965 as a result of… Read more

Tell us what you think of our blog!

We’d love to find out more about what you think of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums blog – what you like and dislike, and how you think we could improve. Please click here to complete a short online… Read more

Co op products

The history of the building and the popularity of the Co-operative society means we have collected a lot of Co-op items.  We have recently accessioned a selection of paper ephemera items into the collection.  This is one of the oldest… 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