Jonathan Yeo Portraits. 8 Nov 2014 - 1 Feb 2015

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The Friends of the Laing Art Gallery (lovingly known as FLAG) turns 50 next year! Lovely first blog from our dedicated Friends.

FLAG at 50 | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
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.

1:53pm 26 Nov 2014

Great article on NE tourism from The Journal and we're very happy they mentioned us - but please note the Jonathan Yeo Portraits exhibition is already open (8 Nov 14 - 1 Feb 15) so you needn't wait any longer to see it!

North East tourism bosses hoping more people will explore the region's hidden gems
Tourism bosses are hoping the recent announcement that Newcastle has been named as the UK's favourite city will help bring more visitors to the North East

1:13pm 26 Nov 2014


Hidden Newcastle

The day in 1954 when three escaped brown bears caused havoc in Newcastle City centre and the 19th century unwrapping of an Egyptian mummy in the Lit and Phil on Westgate Road are two of the events captured in a new mobile app, all about Newcastle and its forgotten history. The Hidden Newcastle app is produced by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and NE1 Ltd with Newcastle Libraries.

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.


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…