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A nice autumnal painting for you today - Gathering Bracken, by Henry Herbert La Thangue, 1899

1:00pm 18 Oct 2014

Great blog post from Sarah, all about a sketch book drawn during WW1 by a visitor's grandfather who was with 7th Northumberland Fusiliers Observation Corps throughout the war. Really interesting glimpse into life as a soldier.

Family memories - a soldier's Great War sketchbook | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
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Recently, one of our visitors has shown us some interesting First World War drawings by his grandfather, Private James McGarrigle. A coal miner at Seaton Delaval before he joined up, Private McGarrigle was a soldier with 7th Northumberland Fusiliers Observation Corps throughout the war. He wasn't a…

9:37am 17 Oct 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.