Research Centre Opening Monday, 22nd July

Our New Research Centre is at New England House.

A map of the location and details on how to access the building are below

New England House
The Society’s Research Centre and Library

New England House
3rd Floor, New England House
10 Ridley Place
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Telephone: U.K. (0191) 261 2159
Overseas: +44 191 261 2159

Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday 10.00am to 3.00pm.

The Research Centre will be closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and all Bank Holidays. Information about Bank Holidays can be found here.



On arrival members and visitors need to use the entry panel to call Reception. Using the large keypad, enter the number 7. Then press the ‘CALL’ button. The CALL button is the left hand button on the second last row.

(please note that the previous occupier ‘Moving Forward Newcastle’ is still shown on the board. We have put a temporary Dyno-label on the board, but this may come off.)
NDFHS Entry Panel
disability logo There is step-free access from Ridley Place up to the Research centre on the third floor.
On arrival members and visitors sign in at the Reception Desk. Belongings you do not immediately require can be left in lockers or on coat hangers. Photocopies can be collected or requested at the Reception Desk. The Society’s publications can also be ordered or purchased here. NDFHS Reception Area
NDFHS Refreshments area The Society in the past has offered refreshments for researchers; due to lack of space this is not longer possible.
Our computers give access to the extensive and ever-growing database of Northumberland and Durham Parish Records, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, and Monumental Inscriptions. There are also local census records. FindmyPast and Ancestry are also available. Many other sources of information are available on-line here as well.
The Library houses a significant collection of books on the region and local history including for example trade directories and maritime records. There are local Roman Catholic and Non-Conformist records as well as some parish records of neighbouring counties.
Will Indexes and information on War Memorials as well as back-copies of the Society’s Journal may be consulted. We also have a collection of original Birth, Marriage, and Death Certificates kindly donated by researchers. Family History Library
Our large collection of microfiche is also a source of similar material. In addition we hold the Old Parish Records for Scotland, the International Genealogical Index, various parish records from elsewhere in the country and more besides.

Visiting the Library and Research Centre

New England House is located on the south side of Ridley Place, off Northumberland Street.

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

(*Monument Metro Station is one stop from Newcastle Central Station).

There are several car parks in the immediate area.

The Research Centre is located on the 3rd Floor and can easily be reached by lift.

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

The gents toilets are on the third floor near the lifts. The ladies toilets are on the fourth floor near the lifts.

Last updated 14th July 2024.