Visitor information

We are getting ready to welcome you back again and you can find out more about our opening dates and how to plan your visit here.

There will be new exhibitions and events, and we will of course be implementing all of the Covid-safety measures. 

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Museum blog

Our changing relationship with Irtyru

By Jo Anderson, Assistant Keeper of Archaeology, Great North Museum: Hancock. Irtyru — the m...

Pushing the boundaries with clay: in conversation with artist Mella Shaw

This month, the Shipley Art Gallery interviewed Mella Shaw — ceramicist, guest lecturer, writ...

Women of the Second World War: Wrens

By Gemma Ashby, Assistant Keeper of History, Discovery Museum Free a Man for the Fleet Tyne & ...

Under the Spotlight: Church and House in Landscape by William Beilby

By Jane Saul, Postgraduate student, MA by Research, University of Exeter, working on poor relief in...