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Opening Hours

Christmas opening hours 2009 (Please note that our festive opening hours may be different to those of Discovery Museum - see http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/discovery/makingavisit/)

Week beginning 14 December 2009: Open as usual

Week beginning 21 December 2009:

Monday 21 December 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 22 December 9am - 8.30pm
Wednesday 23 December 9am - 5pm
Thursday 24 December 9am - 4pm
Friday 25 December CLOSED

Week beginning 28 December 2009:

Monday 28 December CLOSED
Tuesday 29 December 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 30 December 9am - 5pm
Thursday 31 December 9am - 4pm
Friday 1 January CLOSED
Saturday 2 January CLOSED

Week beginning 4 January 2009: Open as usual

Saturday opening 2010

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

  • 6 February
  • 6 March
  • 5 June
  • 3 July
  • 7 August
  • 4 September
  • 2 October
  • 6 November
  • 4 December

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00. First Saturday of every month (see below for details)
Sunday Closed

Closed Bank Holidays

Saturday opening 2009

9.00 am - 5.00 pm

  • 7 February
  • 7 March
  • 4 April
  • 6 June
  • 4 July
  • 1 August
  • 5 September
  • 3 October
  • 7 November
  • 5 December

Tyne & Wear Archives Service is a member of CARN (the County Archive Research Network). Anyone wishing to use the Archives will require a valid readers' ticket.

Advance booking is essential for Tuesday evenings as we require prior notification of the archives you want access to. Booking is also advisable at any time for the use of microfilm readers. You can make a booking by email, phone, letter or while visiting us.

If you have any special needs please mention them when booking. We have one microfilm reader that provides electronic winding and additional space around it that may be pre-specified if required. We also have a volunteer mentor scheme that can provide extra help, if needed, to access the archives service.