Art What’s On
Great North Museum: Hancock: Mar 1st 2014 - Mar 1st 2020
Find out what it was like to be an Ancient Greek and how this great civilisation was shaped by the mountainous terrain that helped to create many different city states. Visitors can listen to stories of Greek myths, and a huge frieze portrays images taken from the actual objects which are displayed down the centre of the gallery.
Story of the Tyne
Discovery Museum: Oct 1st 2014 - Dec 1st 2020
Impressive displays explore how the Tyne became one of the nation's most successful trading rivers and the powerhouse of the British Empire. A unique display of ship models showcases 150 years of shipbuilding, alongside full size boats and stories about how the ecology of the river has changed.
Discovery Museum: Oct 1st 2014 - Oct 1st 2020
A favourite with children, this exciting gallery features a variety of interactive displays bringing to life a wide range of scientific and engineering artefacts. Among the many exhibits are a telephone exchange, working engines and some of Joseph Swan's historic lightbulbs.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery: Oct 1st 2014 - Dec 1st 2030
The Creature Corner showcases a selection of snakes and spiders. Visitors can see a range of creatures, from tarantulas to pythons, and learn all about these amazing creatures' natural environment and diet.
Woodhorn Museum : Dec 15th 2014 - Dec 1st 2020
Woodhorn's engaging and interactive permanent exhibition. Through the eyes of the Ashington community, you’ll discover the true story of coal mining in Northumberland. You’ll cram into the ‘cage’ like a sardine, experience the joys of washday, learn to love leeks, discover the art of the ‘Proggy’, and what grinding hardship does to people.
Living on the Hills: 10,000 years of Durham
Palace Green Library: Jan 1st 2015 - Dec 31st 2040
This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham.
Discovery Museum: Nov 22nd 2016 - Nov 1st 2020
Tyneside has a rich history of scientific invention and industrial activity which is told in Tyneside Challenge. Discover some of the most important and interesting inventions made on Tyneside from Stephenson's famous locomotives to the revoluntary Armstrong No.1 Gun and the Mauretania.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery: Nov 22nd 2016 - Nov 1st 2020
Take a journey through South Tyneside from the Bronze Age through to the 20th century in the Changing Faces gallery. See some of the highlights in the museum collection from the archaeological, natural and historical collections.
Follow the Banner
Woodhorn Museum : Nov 22nd 2016 - Nov 1st 2020
March your way to the top of our ‘ramp of reform’. It’s the last resting place of a miner’s proudest possession – the pit banner. You’ll never see their like again. Survivors are rare. If the stories they tell touch your heart, imagine marching ‘into battle’ behind them!
The Roman Gallery
Segedunum Roman Fort: Nov 22nd 2016 - Nov 1st 2040
Discover what life at the Fort was like for the soldiers who lived there and explore the methods that archaeologists have used to uncover Segedunum's secrets.
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word: Sep 1st 2016 - Jan 1st 2050
A collection of stories by acclaimed writer Michael Chaplin. The stories aren’t made up, they are all true, and their extraordinary events really happened, just as the equally extraordinary people in them lived and breathed the sea air.
Charge! - The Story of England's Northern Cavalry
Discovery Museum: Oct 21st 2017 - Dec 31st 2080
Discovery Museum is celebrating the launch of a new permanent exhibition which brings the 300 year history of England's Northern Cavalry regiments to life, through previously unseen military objects, historical artefacts and hands-on activities and displays.
The Word, The National Centre for the Written Word: Jan 1st 2017 - Dec 30th 2050
This free exhibition celebrates ‘lost words of the North East Dialect’ – words that are slowly disappearing from everyday conversations. Language and words evolve, however, this exhibition looks to reignite an interest and use of words that were long used in local shipyards, mines and in street games and social gatherings and are at risk being lost forever. We’ve already celebrated ‘lost’ words linked to mining and the shipyards and we have now refreshed the exhibition to focus on the home and street games. Two new features on the interactive screens include a nod to the region’s food history, with a video recreating some of the North East’s most popular dishes and a second video showcasing the childhood game of skipping and the rhymes that young people in years gone by recited.