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11 June 2024

Tyneside train company Lumo partner in Discovery Museum's new exhibition Steam to Green

Newcastle based Lumo, the 100% electric and great value train operator, is on board as a partner for Discovery Museum’s ambitious new exhibition Steam to Green: A North East Energy Revolution.

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03 June 2024

Repair work to get underway at Segedunum Roman Fort

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Work is set to get underway to repair Segedunum Roman Fort this week

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24 May 2024

Explore ancient Rome in a series of visualisations at the Great North Museum: Hancock

Rome Transformed. Laser Scan of the Lateran Baptistery.
This engaging exhibition uses stunning visualisations to transport visitors on a time-travelling journey to Ancient Rome.

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23 May 2024

Celebrating 15 years of the Great North Museum: Hancock

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It's been 15 years since the renowned architect Sir Terry Farrell gave the Hancock Museum a makeover, transforming it into the vibrant and accessible family destination we know today as the Great North Museum: Hancock.

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15 May 2024

Ways to Play: May Half Term

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This May half term families are invited to enjoy a great value day out across museums and galleries on Tyneside.

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10 May 2024

North East construction company supporting programmes for young people at local museums

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Hodgson Sayers are sponsoring Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

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07 May 2024

Community Business of the Year shortlist

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has been shortlisted at the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

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26 April 2024

North East businesses raise over £50,000 for local museums

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A special event at Fenwick brought local businesses together to raise money for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' learning and community programmes.

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16 April 2024

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums welcomes new Commercial Manager

Hugh Stolliday
Hugh Stolliday has been appointed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums as Commercial Manager to run its independent trading company, TWAM Enterprises Ltd.

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16 April 2024

Mali Morris: Returning

The largest public survey to date of work by British artist Mali Morris RA (b. North Wales, 1945) opens at the Hatton Gallery this September.

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12 April 2024

Laing Art Gallery seeking two freelance artists/creative facilitators for schools project

A painting by William Turner which shows the final journey of the ship as it is towed along the river Thames by a modern paddle-wheel steam tug in 1838, towards its final berth in Rotherhithe to be broken up for scrap.
We are looking to recruit x2 artists/creative facilitators to each lead an exciting creative project with Primary school students and teachers from the river Tyne area of Newcastle.

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10 April 2024

South Shields Museum makes sustainable upgrades

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South Shields Museum & Art Gallery has taken significant steps to becoming more environmentally sustainable with the installation of new energy panels, air source heat pumps and lighting.

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28 March 2024

Full line-up announced for The Late Shows 2024

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NewcastleGateshead’s annual culture crawl will return on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May.

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27 March 2024

Ways to Play – Easter events at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

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Discover a new Way to Play this Easter...

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26 March 2024

Decades old Minchella & Co. ice cream sign serves up a scoop of history.

Minchella & Co. ice cream sign in Museum's SCRAN! exhibition
The vintage sign can be found in in South Shields Museum & Art Gallery's exhibition, SCRAN! Food & Drink in South Tyneside.

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25 March 2024

Discovery Museum to receive £3 million grant for roof repairs

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Discovery Museum, Jarrow Hall and Newcastle Libraries are among the organisations across the North East that are set to receive nearly £8 million through the Government’s Cultural Investment Fund.

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21 March 2024

Explore the North East's contributions to telescopes and astronomy at the Great North Museum: Hancock

A graphic includes the text 'Space Investigators Astronomy in the North East' and a drawing of a small child.
This multi-sensory exhibition aims to take visitors on an exciting journey into the hidden worlds of the Universe, with a particular focus on the North East's contributions to astronomy.

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08 March 2024

Tyne & Wear Archives seeking a freelance artist in residence

Artist will develope their creative practice and engage new audiences with sound archives.

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05 March 2024

The National Archives’ design exhibition on registered inventions opens at Discovery Museum

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A new exhibition in partnership with The National Archives opens at Newcastle's Discovery Museum

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20 February 2024

The Late Shows 2024 - volunteer applications now open

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The Late Shows are looking for friendly faces this May for the 16th edition of the North East’s ultimate popular late-night culture crawl.

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