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19 March 2019

Line up and headline sponsor announced for the Late Shows

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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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28 January 2019

Calling all venues for the Late Shows 2019

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

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24 January 2019

South Tyneside football memorabilia wanted for exhibition

Football card from 1928-29 of SSFC Goalie Peter Shevlin
Football fans and players of teams connected to South Tyneside are being asked to contribute to an exhibition at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery.

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17 January 2019

Stephenson Railway Museum awarded funding from DCMS/Wolfson Foundation

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Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £94,500 from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund

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17 January 2019

Free tickets announced for Dippy's Newcastle visit

It is announced today that free tickets to see Dippy in Newcastle will be available via greatnorthmuseum.org.uk from 9am on Friday 1 February.

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10 January 2019

Seminar on The Future of Civic Museums: A Think Piece - update

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Join the debate at the V&A on Friday 25 January

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27 November 2018

Free museum and gallery events for National Lottery players

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A big thank you to National Lottery players 3-9 December 2018

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20 November 2018

Newcastle City Council Budget Consultation

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Newcastle City Council is inviting residents, businesses, partners and employees to take part in a consultation until 6 January 2019 to gather views on their 2019-20 budget proposals.

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20 November 2018

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Great Exhibition recognised at Northern Soul Awards

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Great Exhibition of the North and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have achieved a cultural hat-trick at The Northern Soul Awards 2018.

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19 November 2018

Help shape our corporate membership programme

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We're seeking business-minded professionals from across Tyneside who are happy to share their thoughts in an informal gathering to discuss corporate membership.

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09 November 2018

Generous donation made to the Dr Hari Shukla Fund for Diversity and Inclusion

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The North East Chinese Association has donated £1,000 to the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust towards the Dr Hari Shukla Fund for Diversity and Inclusion.

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06 November 2018

North East Launch of Research Project showing positive impact of museums on health and wellbeing

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TWAM is launching the findings of the Not So Grim Up North research project on Wednesday 7 November, 3-5pm at Great North Museum: Hancock, which concluded that interaction with museums had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia, stroke survivors and mental health service users.

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05 November 2018

The Future Of Civic Museums Seminar - Friday 25 January 2019

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Join us at this seminar hosted by the V&A to discuss a new report published in July 2018: The Future of Civic Museums: A Think Piece.

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01 November 2018

Two new exhibitions on Tyneside mark 100 years since the Armistice

hundreds of people on Remembrance day 1926 Westoe Road South Shields
Two exhibitions chronicling the aftermath of the First World War on both sides of the River Tyne have opened.

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12 October 2018

Time to Change - TWAM signs the pledge

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports people to open up to mental health problems.

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25 September 2018

Bob Olley donates his King Coal mining art to South Shields Museum for future generations

Painting of a miner drilling the coalface
Artist Bob Olley announces that he is donating the 23 large oil paintings from the King Coal: the life and legacy of South Tyneside’s coal mining communities exhibition to South Shields Museum & Art Gallery’s collection for future generations.

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18 July 2018

Starchaser Skybolt space rocket to appear at Great North Museum

 
For one weekend only, visitors to Newcastle University’s Great North Museum have the chance to see a real life space rocket.

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