Jonathan Yeo Portraits. 8 Nov 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

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We have a special treat for you this week - our Starring Vivien Leigh exhibition tour on Thursday 27 November will be hosted by the very people who curated the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Clare Freestone, Associate Curator of Photographs at the NPG, will be accompanied by Terence Pepper who is the NPG's Senior Special Advisor on Photographs.

Starring Vivien Leigh Exhibition Tour - Laing Art Gallery
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier and Vivien Leigh by Unknown photographer, 30 May 1937 © National Portrait Gallery, London

11:00am 24 Nov 2014

Sunday quiz: can anyone guess where in the North East this is?

11:00am 23 Nov 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.


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…

FLAG at 50

19 Nov 2014

  As this is our first blog - we thought we’d tell you why we’ve decided to do this and also to tell you a little bit about us. We are…