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Geordie Day - A Celebration of Tyneside
31 Jul 14
Behind the scenes: The Arcs and Sparks store
06 Aug - 03 Sep 14
Discovery Summer Festival
07 Aug 14
Toon Times Football Frenzy
14 Aug 14
A Light and Sound - Science Day
21 Aug 14
Story Stars at Discovery Museum
19 Sep - 24 Oct 14
Transformers, cake, crafts and lots of fun!
Thanks to all who came to our party on Saturday 19 July
80th Birthday Party
Transformers, cake, crafts and lots of fun! Thanks to all who came to our party on Saturday 19 July
2:55pm 28 Jul 2014
We've had our photos back from the 80th Birthday...look out for an album coming your way!
10:03am 28 Jul 2014
The Secret Bunker
Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.
Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect
Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.
25 Jul 2014
In Discovery Museum’s basement, beneath the feet of our unsuspecting visitors, there¬†are store rooms full of even more¬†science and technology artefacts…
21 Jul 2014
This view of soldiers in a trench on the Somme battlefront around P√©ronne was drawn by Victor Noble Rainbird, a local artist who fought with various…