Archives Alive is a free, online interactive education resource. It uses our unique primary resources to provide fun and relevant education activities suitable for all key stages.
Browse our teaching and e-learning resources below.
Born in Washington New Hall in what was then County Durham, archaeologist Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) had a remarkable life. Find out about Gertrude’s life and work by reading these digital comics and click on the hotspots to see the original archive materials that inspired them.
Browse the comics produced by secondary school students and a professional comic artist to find out about the soldier from North Shields who served in the First World War.
A range of fun and interactive information literacy resources for 6th Form students and teachers.
Browse the interactive pages of Cambo First School's Victorian album, and the Trevelyan family photo album that inspired it.
Learn how to go about researching names on local war memorials.
Explore the history of the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside as researched and recorded by local school students.
Explore the first terrifying outbreak of cholera in Gateshead / Newcastle in 1831-2.
Create your own Victorian story, be it horror, adventure, fantasy or romance.
Take a step back in time and explore the mining industry during the 19th Century with interactive maps, games and activities.
Access original, authentic historical sources from local archives.
We offer a range of workshops for key stages 2-5. These interactive sessions last between one hour and one day and make use of the local special collections unique to the library.
Below are several free resources and workshops we currently offer:
We're always adding to our range of fantastic resources so please visit again soon.
For more information or to provide feedback please feel free to contact our Education Officer in Special Collections:
Telephone: 0191 208 2929