Coronavirus

Following advice in response to the COVID 19 pandemic we took the decision to close our museums and galleries and the archives on Wednesday 18 March until 1 May 2020. We will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes.

We're planning and creating digital experiences and resources so that you can still enjoy our wonderful collections from home.  We will add these to our website and social media.

Please sign up to our emails at mustseemuseums.org.uk and check our social media channels so we can keep you up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any online shop orders until the museums reopen.

Museum blog

The Hatton Collection: Ten Female Artists

Written by Lizzie Jacklin, Keeper of Art, Hatton Gallery Most art in museum collections was made ...

LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside The tidal waters of the River ...

The Return of the Samurai

Our awesome exhibition “Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk” had barely been open for two weeks be...

The British Music Collection from Heritage Quay at Huddersfield University – by Carmela Barbaro, Placement Student

I am a PhD student at Newcastle University, currently in my third year and I have recently started a...