Public Records Office for Tyne County in the UK
Tyne & Wear Achieves and Museums
Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
(0191) 277 2248
18001 0191 232 6789
Hours of Operation:
Weekends and Mondays closed
Tuesdays through Friday: 10am to 4pm
The archives consist of:
• Records from the local authority such as minutes, building plans, school and hospital records
• Records from the magistrates and other courts
• All types of business records but most especially ones from important local industries like engineering, ship building, coal mining as well as plans, photography and other materials
• Chapel and church records including records from registers of burial, marriages and baptisms
• Both small and great local organisations records
• Private papers from different families and individuals, both rich and poor and from all walks of life
Some of this information can be accessed online though most of it will require that you pay a physical visit to the archives to go through the original records.
General Information about Tyne County:
Based on the 2011 census, Tyne County has a population of approximately 1.1 Million people. The Lord Lieutenant is the personal representative of Her Majesty for the 5 metropolitan cities and districts in Tyne.
Tyne County is located in the Northeastern part of England and is named after its main river, River Tyne.
Tyne’s relies heavily on local coal reserves with its main industries involving heavy electrical engineering and ship building.
The County boasts a beautiful landscape with booming market places, a rolling countryside and a scenic thatch-topped houses.
Tyne County shares its northern border with Northumberland and its southern border with County Durham. It is also bound by the North Sea on the east.
The county of Tyne is divided into 13 parliamentary constituencies.