Established in 1829, the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN) is one of the oldest natural history societies in the country.
We own the Great North Museum: Hancock and its many varied collections but we lease them to the University of Newcastle on whose behalf they are managed by Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums.
We manage Gosforth Park Nature Reserve in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and we maintain the best natural history library in the region and an important archives. We focus on the study of the natural world, providing lectures, field outings and education courses and publishing scientific papers and an annual report on the wildlife of the Farne Islands. We are also involved in carrying out nature conservation and research, mainly on our nature reserve and through our Bird Ringing Group. Most of this work is undertaken by our members on a voluntary basis.
To learn more about the Natural History Society of Northumbria, follow the link to our website http://www.nhsn.ncl.ac.uk
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