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

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A little elf tells me our Christmas tree will be going up soon ...

2:13pm 26 Nov 2014

Charles Parsons is known as the man behind our ship Turbinia, which you see when you walk into Discovery Museum. His daughter Rachel was an interesting character too


Great North Greats - a guest post by David Wright | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
Great North Greats is an exhibition exploring the history of individuals that have made the North East what it is today. One of the region's less well known individuals was Rachel Parsons, as revealed below by David Wright from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

10:02am 26 Nov 2014


Hidden Newcastle

The day in 1954 when three escaped brown bears caused havoc in Newcastle City centre and the 19th century unwrapping of an Egyptian mummy in the Lit and Phil on Westgate Road are two of the events captured in a new mobile app, all about Newcastle and its forgotten history. The Hidden Newcastle app is produced by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and NE1 Ltd with Newcastle Libraries. www.hiddennewcastle.org

A film about Discovery Museum by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group

A film about Discovery Museum in Newcastle by the Museums and Galleries Disabled Access Group. Find out about Discovery Museum and what you can see here. You can also hear about the access facilities from the members of the group. The group talks about their favourite exhibits and explains what help is available for visitors such as ramps, lifts, audio guides and pre-visit information packs.


A trip into the past in Jesmond Vale

21 Nov 2014

At the time of the First World War, there was a thriving community along the edge of the Ouseburn in Jesmond Vale. The street pictured is probably Woodbine…