Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Archive photograph of a steam train passing through Central Station. Photographed by Henry Bedford Lemere in 1894. © Historic England Archive BL12764A.

Archive Collections

We hold major collections of national importance, covering archaeology, architecture, social and local history. Our collections include photographs, drawings, plans and documents.

Did you know: over a million of our records can be searched online.

You can use our collections to:

  • Find out about your home's history
  • Learn about your local area
  • Research individual buildings and archaeological sites
  • Discover England's changing urban and rural landscape