Posts by date: December 2011

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

All the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums bloggers would like to wish our readers a merry Christmas and happy new year! We will be taking a short break over the festive season but return in January with more new… Read more

An update on progress with the Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project

Readers of my previous blogs may remember that in October I gained a ‘glamorous’ assistant, Colin. Over the last few months he’s been working hard sorting and listing a very large series of ships plans for the firm Bartram &… Read more

The Wagon Sheds finished and open!

After three years in the planning and creation, the Wagon Sheds were opened to the public on 22 October. One week later, on 29 October 2011, they were officially opened by former Sunderland MP and current Chair of the Heritage… Read more

Volunteer Run Museums nominees – Weardale Museum & Bellingham Heritage Centre

As promised here is the film looking at Weardale Museum and Bellingham Heritage Centre ,who were nominated for the Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer Run Museum Award at the Renaissance North East Museum Volunteer Awards 2011. Congratulations to Bellingham Heritage Centre! Enjoy the film!… Read more

The Great North Museum: Hancock Library – discovering Mr E. Story-Gofton

By Martin Collins (Library volunteer) One of the great joys of rummaging through the Society of Antiquaries (SANT) books in the Great North Museum Library is that you can never be exactly sure what you will come across. One of… Read more