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Libraries and Special Collections in County Durham

Other local resources

A range of other local resources can be found throughout the north-east, with the potential to facilitate serious academic research across a range of disciplines from industry and engineering to music and art history. 



Local resources in County Durham


Durham Clayport Library

8 Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA

Tel: 03000 265 524
Areas of interest: local studies and family history

Durham Light Infantry (DLI) Museum and Art Gallery

Aykley Heads, Durham, Durham DH1 5TU

Tel: 03000 266 590
Areas of interest: local studies, war and military records

Beamish Museum and Beamish Regional Resources Centre

Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Tel: 0191 370 4000

museum@beamish.org.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, family history, industry, art, social history


Head of Steam: Darlington Railway Museum

Station Road, Darlington, DL3 6ST

Tel: 01325 460532
museumstudycentre@darlington.gov.uk

Areas of interest: local studies and industry


The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 1PQ

Tel: 01388 777999
shildon@nrm.org.uk

Areas of interest: industry


Local resources in Sunderland


Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre

Fawcett Street, Sunderland, SR1 1RE

Tel: 0191 561 1235
enquiry.desk@sunderland.gov.uk

Areas of interest: local studies and family history


Murray Library

University of Sunderland, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD

Tel: 0191 515 2906 
collections.murray@sunderland.ac.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, social and economic history, industry


Local resources in Newcastle-upon-Tyne 


Newcastle City Library

Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge St. West, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8AX

Tel: 0191 2774100
information@newcastle.gov.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, family history, music, art, natural sciences, mathematics and science, military records and literary studies


Robinson Library

Newcastle University, Jesmond Rd W, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 4HQ

Tel: 0191 222 7662
lib-readerservices@ncl.ac.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, industry, science and medicine, literary studies, politics and philosophy


Literary and Philosophical Society Library

23 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SE

Tel: 0191 232 0192
library@litandphil.org.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, music, theology, science


Nicholas Wood Library

The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SE

Tel: 0191 233 2459
librarian@mininginstitute.org.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, industry and geology


Great North Museum: Hancock

Barras Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 4PT

Tel: 0191 222 6765
collectionenquiry@twmuseums.org.uk

Areas of interest: natural sciences, local studies, geology, archaeology, and world cultures


Tyne and Wear Archives

Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4JA

Tel: 0191 277 2248
info@twarchives.org.uk

Areas of interest: local studies and industry


Local resources in Northumberland 


Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives

Woodhorn, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF

Tel: 01670 528080
collections@woodhorn.org.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, family history and industry


Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

Council Office, Wallace Green, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1ED

Tel: 01289 301865
lbankier@woodhorn.org.uk

Areas of interest: local studies, legal studies and family history


Local resources in Teesside


Teesside Archives

Exchange House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 1DB

Tel: 01642 248321
teesside_archives@middlesbrough.gov.uk 

Areas of interest: local studies and family history


Local resources in North Yorkshire


North Yorkshire County Record Office

Malpas Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8TB

Tel: 01609 777585
archives@northyorks.gov.uk 

Areas of interest: local studies, family history, politics and legal studies