Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne objects

Scope and Content

Printing blocks (for issues of Archaeologia Aeliana), copper printing plates, bible box (1614), metal candle mould, seal casts

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne is the country’s oldest provincial antiquarian society, founded in 1813. It was founded to foster a deeper understanding of the history and archaeology of north-eastern England. In addition to alibrary, the Society collected a significant number of artefacts at their premises at The Black Gate in Newcastle. Following the opening of the Great North Museum in 2008 and the relocation of the Society's library there, the Society moved out ofThe Black Gate. Some remaining parts of the collection were deposited with other institutions, including Durham University Library.

Access Information

The collection has not yet been sorted or catalogued. For this reason, it is not normally possible to consult the collection.

Acquisition Information

Loaned by the Society when it vacated its former premises within the Black Gate (gatehouse to The Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne) in 2010, accession references Misc.2010/11:16-21.

Other Finding Aids

Partial catalogue in draft within the Palace Green Library collections folder

Separated Material

Other parts of the Society's collection are held in institutions in the North East. The records of the society are held by Northumberland Archives at Woodhorn, under catalogue reference SANT.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Collections (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possiblewith identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.