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Bank holiday prize river bar

Had a fab time with friends highly recommended look friendly staff look forward to returning soon 😀

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Allison W
via mobile
A very interesting tour

Took one of the tours of the archives, very interesting going behind the scenes of the discovery... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Ian M
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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29 May 2017
“Bank holiday prize river bar”
10 Mar 2017
“A very interesting tour”
Tyne & Wear Archives is the record office for the cities and metropolitan districts of Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Tyneside and North Tyneside. We preserve documents relating to the area from the 12th - 21st century. The service is free...more
Newcastle Discovery Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
+44 191 277 2248
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Had a fab time with friends highly recommended look friendly staff look forward to returning soon 😀

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Allison W
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Took one of the tours of the archives, very interesting going behind the scenes of the discovery museum. Saw examples of documents held in the archives even one going back to the 1100's and another relating to Elizabeth I. The tour included meeting staff who...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Staff are helpful, atmosphere scholarly and quiet, free lockers, opening hours are rather restrictive(10am to 4pm, Tues to Friday, I think, no use if you want to do research in the evening), some of the microfiche readers antiquated and some of the microfiches really poor...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

The Discovery Museum and archives centre is a must starting point in exploring and experiencing this gem of an area. Whitbourn's survival as a very pretty coastal village seems nothing short of miraculous. Situated on the coast and seperated from Sunderland by the sea, with...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Eli B
Reviewed 25 November 2013

if your looking for something for your past even this place can help by just visiting the place and the staff can help you to and point you in the right direction for the archive are full of good information that you may or may...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank icewolf1970
Reviewed 24 June 2013

A good selection of galleries dealing with various aspects of local history such as Electricity, shipping, regimental militaria, social history etc. The centrepiece is Charles Parsons "Turbinia", the first steam turbine driven ship and the fastest ship of its day. Another first on display amongst...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank Tynes1der
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Good place to research family tree. Always someone ( usually volunteers) available to help when you got stuck. Loads of records available to view.Must reserve a viewer and/or computer if needed

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Angela060
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Great for family history research.The staff are knowledgeable and helpful.You can search original registers and documents

Date of experience: October 2012
3  Thank PAULINE S
Reviewed 19 December 2012

Helpful staff and brilliant local historical information and an amazing old building. The mens toilets are amazing.

Date of experience: September 2012
2  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Great place to visit was a mini hay on wye all sorts of reading archive. You could easily pend the day ere just absorbing the fantastic literature. Highly recommended

1  Thank Steve N
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