South Shields Museum And Art Gallery

South Shields Museum And Art Gallery
Ocean Road, South Shields, Tyne And Wear, NE33 2JA

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Art Gallery

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.

…and 46 more dates until 19 Apr

Boldon Book: A Moment in Time

Boldon Book has been called the ‘Domesday Book of the North’. It was the first survey of settlements north of the River Tees, an area that was omitted from the Domesday study. It was created in 1183 as a survey of the Bishop of Durham’s lands in Durham and Northumberland. On display is the latest of the four surviving…

…and 70 more dates until 3 Jun

Brushstrokes in Time: Local History Revealed in Art

South Tyneside Workers' Educational Association have selected one painting each from our art collection which they would like to hang on their wall at home. The paintings depict the River Tyne, the sea, the town and local people and are interpreted in the WEA's own words. A great opportunity to take a peek at some…

…and 30 more dates until 31 Mar

Changing Faces

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…

…and 46 more dates until 19 Apr

Creature Corner

A number of residents including snakes, spiders and lizards live in the museum in Creature Corner. Come and meet Lou, our Californian King Snake and Gizmo, our Dwarf Spinny Tailed Lizard as well all their friends. Find out fascinating facts about what they like to eat and their natural enviroment, diet and habits.

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Curator's Tour

Discover hidden historical gems at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery on this special curator’s tour showcasing some of the museum’s local history highlights.

Curator's Tour II

Discover hidden historical gems at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery on this special curator’s tour showcasing some of the museum’s local history highlights.

A Greek in Egypt: the Hunter from Naukratis

A Greek in Egypt: the Hunter from Naukratis is a spotlight exhibition developed by The British Museum. At the dawn of the Classical Age, in the 7th century BC, Egypt established a Mediterranean port at Naukratis, inviting trade with people from across the Mediterranean. The loan object is a unique Cypriot sculpture of…

The Jarrow Crusade: Marching into History

Marking the Jarrow Crusade’s 80th anniversary, this exhibition brings new light to a legendary event that captured the imagination of a nation. The march illustrated the plight of the people of Jarrow, whose shipyard had closed and where government, the banks and employers blocked plans for a new steelworks. As the local…

Museum mini-bites

Get to know our museum in bite-sized chunks with mini-tours and fun and family-friendly craft activities. Come down with friends and family after school.

The Pilot Cutter Protector: Centenary of a River Tyne Tragedy

This small display commemorates the tragedy which struck North and South Shields, plunging both towns into a world of grief on 31 December 1916. The morning of which 19 men and boys boarded the pilot cutter Protector but not one soul would return.

…and 3 more dates until 28 Feb

Salty Scenes

In this 4-week course, you will learn to stretch paper on boards to create salt water paintings with watercolours. Sessions include tutorial on a range of painting techniques, gallery exploration and a visit to the beach to prepare boards using sea water.

Thu 27 Apr

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…

…and 46 more dates until 19 Apr

Treasures

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…

Wed 22 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 211 5599

Thu 23 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 211 5599

Fri 24 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 211 5599

…and 46 more dates until 19 Apr

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