Tour of the Archives

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Take a peek in our treasure trove of historical documents...



Monday 6 March

Monday 15 May

Monday 7 August

Monday 25 September

Monday 30 October

Monday 18 December

Visitor Information


10am and 1pm

The tour will last approx 45 - 60 minutes


£4 per person, booking essential

Please book your place by email or phone (0191) 277 2248


Have you ever fancied taking a peek in our treasure trove of historical documents?

Now you have the opportunity to explore the Archives by joining our Archives experts on a tour of the 12 miles of shelving which is home to some important documents including our oldest record which dates back to AD 1183.

You'll also learn about the history of Blandford House, see the Co-operative director's executive loos and take a look inside one of our conservation studios.

Please note: The meeting point for this tour is Discovery Museum Reception Desk.