Welcome to the North East Heritage Group

This site links you to the local history collections of Public Libraries and Archives in the North East of England.

Heritage and local history is about our culture, our social history, our economy and our environment. The importance of archive collections cannot be overestimated and many of the records are vital to an understanding of a community’s cultural history and heritage. Heritage and local history collections are accessible to present and future generations, bestowing a sense of identity and pride.

To see what collections our libraries and archives hold, or to get in touch, use the Institutions link in the menu above.

Take a look at our events page to see what’s happening around the region.


The North East Heritage Group is part of Libraries Connected . We believe in the power of libraries to change lives.  Our vision is an inclusive, modern, sustainable and high quality public library service at the heart of every community in the UK. We work to promote the value of libraries, broker national partnerships, share best practice and drive innovation in the sector.
Made by our members, we represent all the public library services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.