South Shields Museum And Art Gallery
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This art gallery space has been specially refurbished using Arts Council England funding to enable an enhanced display of the works of art in the collection and to create a spotlight loan area.
'Behind the scenes' tour
Part of the wider Heritage Open Days. Limited numbers available. Free, booking essential To book phone the Museum on (0191) 2115599. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy a guided tour by our experts around the Museum stores. During the tour you will see fascinating artefacts from the social history collection…
Fri 8 Sep
Take a journey through South Tyneside from the Bronze Age through to the 20th century in the Changing Faces gallery. See some of the highlights in the museum collection from the archaeological, natural and historical collections. Featured in the gallery are William Jobling's gibbet, the HMS Kelly bell, a model of…
A number of critters including snakes, spiders and lizards live in the museum in Creature Corner. Come and meet Lou, our Californian King Snake and Gizmo, our Dwarf Spiny Tailed Lizard as well as all their friends. Find out fascinating facts about what they like to eat and their natural environment, diet and habits.
2017 marks 130 years since Lowry’s birth. In the later years of his life he spent much of his time in the North East, particularly in Sunderland and South Shields. Here the sea became a prominent theme in his work. He also became increasingly interested in creating humorous images and caricatures. This exhibition…
See ten familiar South Shields landmarks, from the old to the very new, rebuilt in miniature with LEGO®. See if you can spot local characters among the LEGO® Minifigures too. You'll be able to get creative in the exhibition space with lots of LEGO® available to build with. Includes photograph of the featured…
Postcards with Attitude
An interesting selection of postcards collected and curated by art historian and postcard aficionado Dr Gail-Nina Anderson. Gail-Nina’s postcards are grouped for display in wonderfully disparate themes – from the unexpected and curious, to the downright bonkers.
Tales of South Tyneside
See how dramatically South Tyneside has changed over the last two centuries, from the boom in the Victorian times to the decline of major industries along the Tyne and the regeneration of the region recently. Find the stories of local people and how they lived, worked, played and fought over the years. See a replica…
South Shields Museum is home to a treasure trove of artefacts, stories and more, collected from across South Tyneside and further afield. Since its opening in February 1876, we have continued to add to our collections with a particular emphasis on illustrating the unique stories of the people of South Tyneside and…
Sat 24 Jun
Prices to be confirmed / 0191 211 5599
Mon 26 Jun
Tue 27 Jun
Tyneside Tall Tales
Drawing on the buildings, history and folklore of South Tyneside our storyteller will be around between 11 and 3 to weave a tale or two – some true, some lies and some that lie somewhere in between. Smugglers, freedom fighters and the Vampire of South Shields will all be putting in an appearance, so don’t miss it!
Sat 24 Jun
Free Donations welcome / 0191 211 5599
11:00 – 15:00