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County of Tyne and Wear. Attribution: By Nilfanion, CC BY-SA or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons.

Tyne and Wear is one of our smallest counties but still manages to pack in a lot of history, much of it linked to the industrial revolution and mining. However, there is more to the county than coal and steam engines for this is the land of the Venerable Bede, father of English history. Hadrian’s Wall also terminates here at the site of Wallsend and the nearby town of Washington is the ancestral home of the first American President George Washington.

Important archaeological sites in Tyne and Wear include:

Explore artefacts and coins found in Tyne and Wear and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. There’s even more about Tyne and Wear finds on our blog.

To get involved, try one of the museum, clubs or societies, or come to a local event. Or contact us to learn more about volunteering for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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