Woodhorn Exhibitions


Welcome to the Woodhorn Exhibitions page. Browse our online exhibitions to learn more about some of the collections held by Northumberland Archives and the stories that lie within them.


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TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVES

Treasures from the Archives showcases some of our favourite items from the thousands of collections that we hold at Woodhorn and Berwick.


JOSEPHINE BUTLER - A WOMAN WITH A MISSION

Josephine Butler was at the heart of the struggle for womenís rights in the nineteenth century. She campaigned for the vote, opportunities for higher education and employment for women, and the right of married women to own their own property.


THE ARCHIVES OF LORD CREWE'S CHARITY

Lord Crewe's Charity was established in the early 1700's and is seen by many as an early example of a welfare state. From the charity's archives we've gathered together information on its inception and the founding characters involved in it. Part of our Working Lives project


NORTHUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES

Focusing on 76 towns, villages and hamlets throughout the county of Northumberland. The history of each community is illustrated by photographs, maps, manuscript documents and printed material. Contains a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberlandís heritage.


WILLIAM DAVISON'S PRINTING SHOP

About 4,500 printerís proofs from William Davisonís printing shop in Alnwick are held by Northumberland Archives. Proofs provide a unique glimpse into the social and economic life of a provincial town and its rural hinterland in the first half of the 19th century.


Berwick in 10 subjects

The history of Berwick laid out in ten subject areas, with archive material from Berwick Record Office.


LITERARY LINKS IN THE BROOKS COLLECTION

John Cross Brookes (1812-1897), shipowner and antiquarian, was a collector of letters and printed portraits of national figures. Our online exhibition showcases letters and portraits of some of the literary greats of the 19th century that form part of this wonderful collection.