Balman Gallery Artists Selling Exhibition

04 Feb - 20 Jun 14

The Balman Gallery returns toDiscoveryMuseumfor a long-term†residency in our temporary exhibition space.

Drawing inspiration from the Toon Times exhibition, a number†of exciting and varying exhibits will be on display, all of which are available for visitors to buy.

Renowned artists showing include Derek Jones, Alan Reed, Gavin Penn, Peter Goodfellow and Leigh Lambert.

Entry is free, prints and paintings can be taken home immediately after purchase.

For further details about the artists currently showing in the Balman Gallery, Corbridge,†

Featured work: Jackie Milburn by Derek Jones


Please note that the car park directly outside the museum will be closed until Saturday 1 November.

We suggest parking across in Grainger Town multi-storey car park or using public transport to the city centre and then walking to the museum.

We'll also be opening half an hour earlier during half term (Monday to Friday). So you can come on in from 9.30am - good excuse to get a bacon/sausage stottie from the cafe!

10:00am 25 Oct 2014

If you're in town tomorrow make sure you swing past the museum for our Craft Fair. Should be a good'un! Here's some pics from last year's event.

We're open from 10am so pop on down.

11:08am 24 Oct 2014


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.

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.


Ebola and Plague in Newcastle in 1636

22 Oct 2014

We’ve all become aware of the recent awful effects of the Ebola virus in West Africa and its impact on the people of that area.¬† A range of responses…