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It's Halloween tomorrow! If you have teenagers at a loose end then send them along to us and we'll transform them into zombies for the day and let them roam the gallery.

Zombie Takeover - Laing Art Gallery
Work with a professional SFX artist to transform yourself into a zombie for the day. Learn about professional special effects which are used in film and television and create your own zombie-style make-up and wounds. After a Halloween feast the zombies will limp, stagger and drag their way through…

1:17pm 30 Oct 2014

It's Big Wednesday. We are making light catchers, scrapbooks and turning All About Art into a spooky landscape. Come and join us this afternoon from 1:30pm until 3:30pm.

11:48am 29 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.


Did your ancestors own shares?

30 Oct 2014

I’m pleased to report that work is progressing well on the ‘Workshop of the World’ project to catalogue our Vickers Armstrong archives…

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…