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Northumberland Archives

A portal to the past...


Spanning 800 years, the Northumberland Archives Office at the Woodhorn Museum near Ashington is a place for anyone and everyone to unlock information and discover Northumberland's past.


Managed by a team of skilled archivists, supported by dedicated volunteers, the archives preserve a treasure trove of historic manuscripts, maps, photos, and media clips connecting us with fascinating characters and curious lives, that despite being so distant to our own, are often uncannily familiar...

It is important for people to understand where they come from. It allows them to put their own history in a wider context,

Find out more about the Northumberland Archives

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