01-04-2012 - 31-03-2013
Great North Museum: Hancock Library
Open: Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm
Closed: 25 & 26 December & 1 January.
The Great North Museum: Hancock Library is on the second floor of the Museum, and is open to the public.
The library brings together four collections unrivalled in their uniqueness and academic relevance.
The libraries of the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN), the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (SANT), Newcastle University's Cowen Library and the archives of the NHSN make up this special collections library.
The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne (SANT) and the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) were both born out of the prolific Newcastle Literary & Philosophical Society, in 1813 and 1829 respectively, but this is the first time these libraries have been brought together in one building.
The collections are now managed and cared for by librarian Nicky Clarke and NHSN archivist June Holmes, and aided by a team of enthusiastic society members and volunteers.Great North Museum: Hancock