Our Library and Research Centre –

Northumberland and Durham Family History Society










Floor 3

MEA House
Ellison Place
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: U.K. (0191) 261 2159
Overseas: +44 191 261 2159

To Contact NDFHS please click on the relevant link from the drop down menu below. A form will appear in a new window

Visiting NDFHS

MEA House is located on Ellison Place.

It is only a few minutes walk away from a Metro Station (Monument, or Haymarket) or Bus Station (Eldon Square, or Haymarket).

The Research Centre is subject to a review of opening hours. We close over Easter and Christmas and the New Year. The Centre is run by volunteers who are happy to welcome you and show you round the premises. They will also assist you to make use of our resources but please don’t expect our volunteers to do your research for you.

If you wish to use a computer or fiche reader it is advisable to telephone and book in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Society does not provide a Wifi service at its Research Centre at Mea House. Mea House provides a wifi service for guests (Mea Guest). Ask at Reception and you will be given the password. Register in the normal way and the service can then be used in our Research Centre.

The Cafe that used to be in the ground floor at MEA  House closed in July 2023.

Health and Safety: please sign in when you arrive, and sign out when you leave.

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Friday – closed.

Last updated 7th August 2023