Our amazing Social History Collections represent Northumberland’s rich heritage
Look back at our history and find out how it shaped modern life as we know it.
Learn all about life in Northumberland from the 1800s to present day, through our extensive collections.
Find out more about Northumberland’s impact on the world and our challenging heritage as a border territory, with many violent and brutal battles throughout our history. Did you know that towns such as Berwick have ‘moved’ on either side of the English-Scottish border 13 times over the centuries?
Keen to know more about the people who fished salmon or farmed these lands, or Ashington’s rich mining heritage? Look no further.
Visitors can enjoy our substantial collection of objects and photography across our museum network.
Explore life in Northumberland through the ages. Experience the sights, sounds and emotions of local people, while discovering the richness of Northumberland’s vivid past.
Our extensive exhibitions can transport you back to key moments in time every time you visit.
With a wide range of permanent and temporary displays and events, our wonderful collections explore local mining communities, crime and punishment in days gone by, the turbulent times of the Border Reivers, as well as the sights and sounds of old Berwick and Morpeth.
With so many stories to share, we’re proud to bring history to life for new generations – so enjoy a visit today
Please note that not all of the collections in the care of Museums Northumberland are on public display. If you’d like to see an object in the collections please get in touch with us using the online enquiry form.