Wor Life 1914-18

A series of exhibitions and events to commemorate the First World War

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Check out this post on Tumblr about the Roman Empire. My favourite line:
'It waddled forward to take on the noisy, nuisance neighbour and always found there was another nuisance neighbour on its doorstep.'

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The Roman Empire — The Roman Empire was getting fat. It waddled...
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The Roman Empire was getting fat. It waddled forward to take over some noisy, nuisance neighbour and always found there was yet another nuisance neighbour on its doorstep. The romans called them...

11:13am 30 Sep 2014

Please note our opening hours have now changed as we head into autumn/winter.

New times are: Monday - Friday 10am - 2.30pm, closed on weekends.

2:53pm 29 Sep 2014

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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.

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the name's Bond…. James Bond

25 Sep 2014

On the morning of 17 February 1952 Ian Fleming started writing what would become his first book “Casino Royale” at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica.

H. F. S. Mackreth

19 Sep 2014

Whilst I was researching the picture of John Hodgson for the Wall Face exhibition (on display at Segedunum Roman Fort) I was interested to find out that the…