Christmas at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
From train rides to craft sessions and festive markets, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas season at our venues across Tyneside.
Christmas opening hours
Visitors are advised of the following changes to normal opening hours at our venues over the festive period.
Segedunum Roman Fort - Closed 3 December - 7 January inclusive.
Hatton Gallery - Closed 17 December - 1 January inclusive.
Shipley Art Gallery - Closed 17 December - 1 January inclusive.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery - Closed 24 December - 30 January inclusive.
Tyne & Wear Archives - Closed 24 December - 1 January inclusive.
Great North Museum: Hancock - Closed 24-26 December and 1 January.
Discovery Museum - Closed 24 December - 1 January inclusive.
Laing Art Gallery - Closed 24-26 December and 31 December - 1 January inclusive.
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort - Closed until 25 March 2024 (except for special events and school/group visits).
Christmas Gift Guide
Take a look below at our selection of Christmas gifts in the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums online shop.
Make sure to order by Sunday 10 December (UK) to guarantee delivery before Christmas. Orders made after this date will not arrive before Christmas.