North-East England Maritime Archaeology Research Archive

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Friday, June 8, 2007

With generous grant-funding of almost £25,000 from the English Heritage (now Historic England) Regional Capacity Building scheme, the NEEMARA Project has created a valuable new regional maritime resource for the North-East of England.

Supported by seven North-East County Archaeology units, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham, Tees Archaeology, North Yorkshire and the North Yorks Moors National Park, the Archive drew together an extensive range of maritime archaeological and historical material.

The bulk of this collection, comprising a wide range of maritime reference material from professional archaeological reports and policy documents, to general shipbuilding and shipping books and magazines, is held by Hartlepool Museum Service, and can be viewed (by appointment: contact, by anyone with an interest in ships and the sea.

One of the Project’s most significant outcomes has been the establishment of an effective maritime information sharing network, comprising NEEMARA, four Local Authority Reference Libraries, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Museums & Heritage Service, Teesside Archives, Hartlepool PortCities and the Teesside branch of the World Ship Society.