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Tyne & Wear Archives
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Owner description: 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.
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 in there

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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 the inventor of the first practical light bulb, Joseph Swan of Gateshead. Children can interact with many of the exhibits and there is a nice cafe together with good toilet facilities.

Thank Tynes1der
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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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Reviewed 23 December 2012

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

3  Thank PAULINE S
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

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

2  Thank Mike B
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