An Evening with the HancocksBook online
Learn about the extended Hancock family through the photographs and documents in the NHSN archives
Tuesday 25 June
Library, 2nd floor. Enter the museum via the rear side doors and then take the lift up
£5 (free for Natural History Society of Northumbria members). Advance booking essential.
With NHSN Archivist, June Holmes.
The notable Victorian naturalists Albany and John Hancock lived and worked in Newcastle and are well known for their contribution to our understanding of local natural history: but what about their sister Mary Jane and their brother Thomas?
Find out more about the extended Hancock family through the photographs and documents in our archives.
There will be a small exhibition of Mary Jane’s art works on display with family memorabilia as well as the legacy work of the Hancock brothers.
The Natural History Society of Northumbria is a local charity that encourages the study of the natural world, protects local flora and fauna and cares for our collections at the Great North Museum: Hancock.
If you would like to support our work and learn more about the natural world then please join us. To find out more visit nhsn.ncl.ac.uk