Posts by date: February 2016

Items of Interest from the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Lace Collection – part 2

Part 2 of a guest post by Gil Dye who is a volunteer at Discovery Museum in Newcastle. From a lacemaker’s point of view a small collar – ref: TWCMS_ H2387 –  is one of the most interesting tape-lace collars… Read more

Pine cones and coffins: looking back at Carrawburgh

During my latest bimble along Hadrian’s Wall, I inevitably ended up at one of my favourite Roman sites, the Mithraic temple site at Carrawburgh.  The Roman name of the nearby fort site was Brocolitia.  This was probably based on the… Read more

‘Volunteers are like a secret weapon of the museums sector’

A guest post by Jack Walton, a volunteer at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. Jack’s article first appeared on the Guardian website as part of its Culture Professionals series. Jack Walton currently volunteers within Tyne & Wear Archives and… Read more