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Address: Newcastle Discovery Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA, England
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Tyne & Wear Archives is the record office for the cities and...

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 for everyone to use.The Archives is also home to BFI Mediatheque, a free digital jukebox of film and TV featuring many of the best, rarest and most extraordinary titles from the BFI National Archive.

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A very interesting tour

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... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Ian M
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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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 carry out conservation work on documents.

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North East Coast
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
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 quality.

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Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
Sydney, Australia
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2,459 reviews
1,376 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,282 helpful votes
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 no through-roads, it has remained mercifully isolated and therefore relatively unspoilt. The historic core of... More 

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Thank Eli B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 not want but there is always something to catch you eye what ever you pass... More 

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Thank icewolf1970
Wallsend, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
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 a collection of light bulbs is a replica of the first light bulb made by... More 

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Thank Tynes1der
Chester-le-Street
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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

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1 Thank Angela060
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2012

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

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3 Thank PAULINE S
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2012

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

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2 Thank Mike B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012 via mobile

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

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1 Thank Steve N
Geneva
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2012

As a book and archive dork I was in my element! :-)

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