Facilities in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology
As a student, researcher or member of staff within the School you'll have access to some top quality facilities.
- The Great North Museum: Hancock houses the collections which previously made up the Hancock Museum, the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology (an internationally-renowned collection of over 1,000 Greek and Etruscan artefacts) and the Museum of Antiquities. In addition, Newcastle and its region have a wealth of other museums and archaeological sites including Hadrian's Wall.
- Access our libraries.
- The Wolfson Archaeology Laboratory.
- Computing facilities with access to relevant databases.
- The Gertrude Bell Archive:
The Gertrude Bell papers consist of about 1,600 detailed and lively letters to her parents, of her 16 diaries, which she kept while she was travelling, and of c.40 packets of miscellaneous items. There are also about 7000 photographs, taken by her c.1900-1918. Those of Middle Eastern archaeological sites are of great value because they record structures which have since been eroded or, in some cases, have disappeared altogether, while those of the desert tribes are of considerable anthropological and ethnographical interest.
There are also a number of societies available to our students: The History Society and The Archaeological Society . The societies organise a variety of social and cultural activities. They are all run by students and you can join in Fresher's Week when you arrive.