Image credit : Daniel Meadows, from ‘The Shop on Graeme Street’, 1972

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Kath Price and the mat-making volunteers have been busy in the textile traditions gallery this afternoon, making a community rug as part of the The Traces Of Wearmouth Project designed by Ian Potts.

The next textile demonstration is on 14 May with the Knitting and Crochet Guild from 1 - 3pm.

3:10pm 23 Apr 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the War Games Family Night on Saturday 17 May, part of the UK wide 'Night of Museums' weekend.

The evening event from 6 - 8.30pm includes War Horse themed activities in partnership with the Sunderland Empire, hands-on World War One activities (including dress up and drill) with the Time Bandits and a chance to view the new War Games exhibition from the V & A in London.

Tickets are on sale now in the museum shop at £5 per head for adults and children (suitable for children 5 and over). There is limited availability so pop in and book yours now to avoid disappointment!

4:14pm 22 Apr 2014


Star of the show

24 Apr 2014

A book from the Great North Museum: Hancock Library is going to be the star of an exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds this year. The book which…

The Berengaria visits the River Tyne

17 Apr 2014

Over the past couple of months, work has been progressing steadily on the ‘Workshop of the World’ project. I’ve been working through the…