When the Lamps Went out: Life on Tyneside during the First World War

On show until 28 June

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Did you help us out making our poppy banner?

Find out more about the #Worlife1915 poppy project and what has been done around various venues for the #WW1 commemoration.


Wor Life Poppy Project | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
As part of our Wor Life project, commemorating the role of the North East in the First World War, we have been involving schools, families and community groups in creating poppies in our venues. The poppies have been interpreted differently by each venue and each individual and the results have bee…

1:59pm 01 May 2015

Loving The Late Shows #ThrowbackThursday yesterday. Can you believe this was 2007 and the first ever Late Shows?! Just look at the line up for 2015 - so exciting.

We'll turn this into a #FlashbackFriday instead :)

Timeline Photos
Is Throwback Thursday a thing on Facebook? Whatever, here's the first ever Late Shows back in 2007. 'A Night at the Museum' in the Great Hall at Discovery Museum. Just over a fortnight to go until The Late Shows 2015, exciting!

10:50am 01 May 2015



Doctor Death

07 May 2015

On Saturday 7th March, 1829, a little after 10 o’clock, an estimated 20,000 people were on the Town Moor in Newcastle awaiting a gruesome spectacle. They…