Please note we are closed for a major redevelopment. Staff will still be available by telephone or email to help with your enquiry.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: (0191) 208 6059
Textphone: 18001 0191 208 6059
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media enquries: Rachel.email@example.com, tel: (0191) 277 2171
Curatorial enquiries - contact Rob Airey by telephone: (0191) 278 1611 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Hazel Barron-Cooper, Learning Officer by telephone (0191) 278 1611 or email: email@example.com
We offer a paid-for research service to members of the public looking to find out more about items in our collections.
Our staff will undertake any specific research relating to the collections held by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, which comprise:
- Fine Art
- Decorative Art
- Science and industry
- Military history and social history
- Maritime history
- Natural sciences
The research service costs £30 per hour including VAT.
Donations to the collection or bringing in items for identification
Please get in touch with us (via phone, email or letter) before bringing in your items to describe what you would like to offer, or what you need help with identifying. Send us a photograph if possible.
We’ll reply letting you know if your offer is something we can accept, if we need more information, if we cannot accept your offer or to arrange a time for you to bring your item in.
There are a variety of reasons that we may not be able to take your donation. We have a Collections Development Policy that we must use when making a decision.
Please note that unless there are compelling and legitimate reasons, hazardous objects and substances will not be accepted.