Royal Victoria School for the Blind, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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Immediate source of acquisition:
Accession 1720, 2297
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Administrative / biographical background:
The Royal Victoria Asylum was established from a fund to mark the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 and was originally located at the Spital before moving to premises in Northumberland Street. In the 1890s the name was changed to the Royal Victoria School, and in 1895 the school moved to the former house of Dr Hodgkinson in Benwell Dene. Pupils came from throughout the North of England.
As a result of legislation to integrate special groups within the mainstream education system the school closed in 1985.
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