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Great North Museum Planetarium
04 Oct 13 - 04 Oct 14
14 Dec 13 - 01 Mar 14
17 Dec 13
Great North Santa
14-21 Dec 13
Winter Birds of the North East
21 Jan - 01 Apr 14
From the Bronze Age to the Roman Occupation
23 Jan - 03 Apr 14
A page from the Illustrated Guide to the Fish, Amphibian, Reptilian and Supposed Mammalian Remains of the Northumberland Carboniferous Strata, by Thomas Pallister Barkas, published in 1873 (collection of the Natural History Society of Northumbria). Figures 1 and 2 show fin spines from the extinct fish Gyracanthus, found in the local Coal Measures. #Fossil Friday
9:55am 13 Dec 2013
We'd like to say a massive "THANK YOU" to everyone who has donated to our emergency seal appeal, helping us to care for over 100 seal pups who were orphaned in last week's tidal surge. So far, you've donated over £14,000 by text and £10,000 via the appeal on our website. You're all amazing!
If you would like to donate, please text SEAL to 78866 and give just £3 (Texts cost £3 + standard network rate) or visit: http://bit.ly/1kz3FMP
If you have already donated but would like to help in other ways, please share this post with friends and help spread the word! — with Jo-ann Carey.
9:23am 13 Dec 2013
Working in the Outreach Team 1: Zoe Brown, Outreach Officer
In four short films members of the Outreach Team at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums talks about the work they do. In this first video: Zoe Brown, Outreach Officer.
Over to You, Our Museum - Alisdair and Helen
This is the first in a series of short films introducing members of the Our Museum 'Core Engagement Team'. In this video Alisdair Cameron (Launchpad, Team Leader) and Helen White (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Head of Museums: Gateshead, Newcastle and Great North Museum) discuss how they got involved in the programme and what they feel it can achieve.
09 Dec 2013
An earlier blog contained several images of the ship ‘Northern Star’ including an unusual one of workers preparing the slipway for the launch.¬† It…
27 Nov 2013
The icebreaker Ermack was the strongest ship in the world in its day. It was built in 1898 at the shipyard of Armstrong Whitworth & Co. at Low Walker on…