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Archival collections and museum displays around the region

If you would like to know more about the shipbuilding history and heritage of the North East of England, there are plenty of ways to find out more. Places to visit include archival collections and museum displays around the region.

In the links below, we have gathered together all the different online sources and community groups that have contributed to this site. Please email if you have ideas for other oral histories or videos you think we might like to add. 

If you live in the North East of England, another way to find out more is to talk to people in your community who were part of this history. Our Resources page has useful ideas for teachers about how to use this website with school groups.   

Places to visit

Museums and archives around the North East of England have collections of shipbuilding documents, models, artifacts and oral histories.

Historical Films and Photographs

Over the course of the 20th century, shipbuilding was the focus of many photography and film project, including feature films, trade documentaries aimed at promoting the industry, and campaing films that tried to save the shipyards from closure. 

Online Archives and other Links

Here are some of the searchable online archives and links to interesting websites that will help you to dig deeper in to the history of shipbuilding in the North East of England.