News

09 January 2020

Calling all venues for the Late Shows 2020

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Find out more about taking part in this year's event.

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07 January 2020

New heavy metal audio documentary to launch on 27 February 2020

Heavier Faster Louder
Heavier! Faster! Louder! The Story of Tyneside Heavy Metal is a six-episode series narrated by renowned radio disc jockey Alan Robson.

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17 December 2019

Arts Council England awards TWAM £35,000 to support Designated collections

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in Newcastle, Vindolanda Trust in Hexham and Durham University are among the 28 successful collections from across the country to be awarded Designation Development funding.

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20 November 2019

TWAM says thanks to National Lottery players with series of events and offers

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) has announced a series of special events and offers for National Lottery players between 23 November and 1 December 2019.

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05 November 2019

Durham clothing supplier helps to brighten up winter events

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A North East workwear supplier has donated a set of all-weather high-visibility jackets to keep staff from North Tyneside museums warm and dry during winter events.

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23 October 2019

North East heavy metal fan stories sought for upcoming podcast series

Producers from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) are calling on fans to share their stories, memories and photographs of heavy metal in the North East from 1978-1988.

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14 October 2019

Great North Museum: Hancock wins Best Medium Museum at the Family Friendly Museum Awards 2019

Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock has won the Medium Museum category at the Family Friendly Museum Awards 2019.

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07 October 2019

Dippy the Dinosaur says farewell to Newcastle following record-breaking stay

Schoolchildren at Dippy exhibition
The museum welcomed 304,117 visitors during the period, an increase of 51% on average when compared with the previous decade.

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12 September 2019

Last chance to see Dippy after bumper summer at Great North Museum: Hancock

Dippy the Dinosaur has boosted Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock to its best summer visitor figures in a decade.

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04 September 2019

Expression of Interest

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TWAM is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of a CRM system

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11 August 2019

Exhibition marks Professor Brian Shefton's centenary

Brian Shefton in Athens
A new display has opened at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Brian B. Shefton.

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19 July 2019

Creative Green Award

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums wins Best Creative Group at the Creative Green Awards

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24 June 2019

Catering opportunity with TWAM Enterprises Ltd

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TWAM Enterprises Ltd is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of catering at three of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums award-winning attractions.

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18 June 2019

Great North Museum: Hancock shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

 
Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock has been shortlisted for the prestigious Family Friendly Museum Award.

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10 April 2019

North East awarded funding to develop creative learning opportunities with Tyneside schools

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Two leading North East arts and cultural organisations, The Forge and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, have been awarded funding by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation through their Teacher Development Fund.

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25 March 2019

MP praised achievements of local schoolchildren at Discovery Museum’s New Inventors Showcase

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Year four pupils from Wingrove Primary School in Fenham, Newcastle presented their invention ideas in front of an audience, which included Member of Parliament for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah, and local councillor, Jamie Driscoll alongside science and engineering professionals, at Discovery Museum on Friday 1 March.

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19 March 2019

Line up and headline sponsor announced for the Late Shows

The Biscuit Factory
NewcastleGateshead’s annual culture crawl is back 17 and 18 May

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11 March 2019

Win an exclusive behind the scenes experience with Dippy the Dinosaur

A lucky raffle winner will get the chance to go behind the scenes with the Natural History Museum team as they install Dippy the Dinosaur at the Great North Museum: Hancock this May.

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22 February 2019

Archaeological report published for Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend

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28 years of findings published from the Roman fort at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall, Wallsend in North Tyneside

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11 February 2019

Join our Strategic Board

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We are seeking an independent Board member who has an interest in and enthusiasm for museums and archives in the North East and is committed to the contribution they can deliver to making a difference in people’s lives.

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