Berwick Record Office

Berwick Record Office Council Offices Wallace green
Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1ED

The Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office was established in 1980 as a branch of the then Northumberland County Archives Service. It holds records relating to the former Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed which extended from Berwick, south to Ellingham, west to Ingram and north to Carham on the River Tweed.

Border Library

First Floor Moothall, Market Place, Hexham; All contact via: Dept of Leisure & Tourism, Prospect House, Hexham NE46 3NH
Hexham NE46 3NH

Library collection housed in the Moothall courtroom. Books and music relating to the English-Scottish Borders area.

Hexham Old Gaol

Old Gaol, Hallgate
Hexham NE46 1XD

The Old Gaol is the earliest documented purpose-built prison in England. It was built by order of the Archbishop of York 1330-33. Collections: Arms and armour from the C15th and C16th Items of local history (Tynedale) interest, photographs, documents and objects Border Library holds the Butler Collection, books, tapes and manuscript music relating to the culture of the Borders.

King's Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum

Berwick Barracks, The Parade
Berwick Upon Tweed TD15 1DG

The history of the regiment from 1689 to 2006 is traced through displays of uniforms, badges, medals, weapons and relics from the various campaigns in which it has been involved. Tableaux and dioramas dramatically bring to life the regiment's battles and aspects of the soldier's profession.

Northumberland Archives

Woodhorn, QEII Country Park
Ashington NE63 9YF

Now based within Woodhorn Museum in Ashington and providing free access to numerous records for local and family historians alike.

Northumberland County Libraries, Arts & Archives

County Library Headquarters, The Willows, Gas House Lane
Morpeth NE61 1TA

Northumberland County Library seeks to collect all published items relating to Northumberland, its history, geography, customs, language and people, as well as materials by local authors or with a local setting. This collection provides invaluable source material for the student and serious researcher as well as pleasure for the general reader and information for the enquirer.

Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives

QE II Country Park
Ashington NE63 9YF

Woodhorn is a vibrant, exciting place to visit all year round with a great programme of activities and exhibitions for the whole family. Inspired by monster coal cutting machines once used deep underground, the stunning Cutter building and original listed colliery structures house fascinating, hands-on exhibitions and displays. Collections: The Pitmen Painters were a group of mostly miners from Northumberland who founded the Ashington Art Group in the 1930s and who took as their subject everyday life in their mining community. Woodhorn museum holds the main Ashington Group collection of their work.