Captain Cook's Birthplace Museum
Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am-4.30pm. Adults £2, concs. & children £1, family ticket £4(2 adults 2 children). This is a fantastic and interactive museum for children and adults alike. It focuses on the life of Captain James Cook, born nearby, and delves into the world of one of history’s greatest navigators through permanent and temporary exhibitions. It goes on to explore into the life of seamen in general and the difficulties attendent upon such a like: the truth behind the wooden legs and bottles of rum.
Childhood Memories Toy Museum
Open: April-May 10.30am-5.00pm weekends only, June-Sept 10.30am-5.00pm Tues-Sun except bank holidays, Sept-Nov 10.30am-5.00pm weekends only. Adults £1.50, Child/Conc.75p Family £4. Those with a nostalgic streak should visit the Childhood Memories Toy Museum, which exhibits toys from every era. There’s something slightly creepy yet oddly comforting about the mix of Tiny Tears dolls from the 1980s and highly unsavoury Gollywogs from the 1880s.
Newcastle, Tyne & Wear
As an "Outsider Arts" organisation we promote the work of our members and studio as well as providing delicious vegetarian and meaty food, hot drinks and an alternative, ethical shopping experience!
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
Apr-Oct, Mon-Fri, 10am-3.30pm, Sat 1pm-3.30pm. Open Sundays in school holidays. Closed Nov-Mar except by appointment. Adults £5.50, concs. £5, children (5-15) £3, under-5s free, family (2 adults 2 children) £12. The mining museum is a tribute to one of the aspects of industry that Teesside is renowned for. It is based on the site of a Loftus Mine, but you won’t hear of any dwarves singing as they go digging for diamonds. Instead, you learn about the skills and the customs that powered mining Victorian and Edwardian England. You can also submerge yourself into the depths of Loftus in an authentic underground mining experience, if you dare.
Cobalt Studios Ltd
10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
Nurturing, facilitating and showcasing culture by developing space to host artists and audiences Venue space. Artists studios. Project space. Hotdesking. Maker space and bakery in development.
Connell & Hart
As well as making several different ranges of jewellery Connell & Hart also make interior items such as clocks, mirrors and panels as well as their extremely popular Crystal Imprints which are impressions of hands, feet or paws cast in glass. This gallery is a participant in the Arts Council’s “Own Art” scheme which aims to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art. For more information please visit: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ownart
Corbridge Roman Site Museum
Originally a fort, Corbridge evolved into a prosperous town. The large modern museum contains many interesting items of Roman daily life found around the site, including armour, weapons, inscriptions and sculpture. Open: April-Sept 10am-5.30pm daily. Oct 10am-4pm daily. Nov-Mar 10am-4pm Wed- Sun. Adult £5, Conc. £4.50, Child £3.
Creative Up North
Northumberland Street, North Shields
The Creative Up North Hub is an exciting new workspace in North Shields, offering creative studio/workshop/co-working space to creative businesses, as well as a rolling series of exhibitions & events.
Cullercoats, Tyne and Wear
D6: Culture in Transit
5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Designed & Made
Newcastle upon Tyne
Wed–Sat 12.30pm to 6pm; Sunday 12pm – 4pm Part of the Live Theatre complex, here you can catch up on all the latest cutting edge design.
(Closed on all Bank Holidays) Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat & Sun 11am-4pm. Closed on all Bank Holidays. Free Discovery Museum is a veritable treasure trove of exhibitions (both permanent and temporary), regarding life on Tyneside. From the area’s renowned maritime history to world-changing science and technology it has something for everyone. One of the prized exhibits is the record-breaking vessel, Turbinia. Built in 1894 it became the fastest ship in the world at the time.
Open Tues-Sun 9.30am-4.30pm. Free. The Dorman Museum first opened in 1904, beginning life as a natural history museum funded by local steel magnate (and one-time town mayor) Sir Arthur J. Dorman. However, it is now much more diverse, covering everything from Victorian arts and crafts, local history, nature, sociology, archaeology and geology. All within its eight themed galleries. Its varied programme of changing exhibitions and family friendly workshops makes the educational experience at the Dorman Museum proof that you can teach old dogs new tricks.