Shipley Art Gallery - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Shipley Art Gallery - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Shipley Art Gallery
Prince Consort Road
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear




0191 477 1495


0191 478 7917

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Shipley Art Gallery
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The Shipley Art Gallery is home to a collection of over 700 breathtaking pieces by the country's leading craft makers. A dazzling selection of this collection is on permanent show and includes studio ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, textiles and furniture. The Gallery also houses a collection of historical paintings including Dutch and Flemish old masters. Visit Made in Gateshead which explores the history of the town’s industry, its people and their skills.

William C. Irving’s spectacular painting capturing the spirit of the Blaydon Races is now on show in its new home at the Shipley Art Gallery. Following the nail-biting auction at Sotheby’s in London, Tyne & Wear Museums successfully bid £110,000 to keep this unique record of one of Tyneside’s most famous events in the region.
The gallery is home to The Henry Rothschild Study Centre which includes over 100 ceramic objects from this nationally important collection. The study centre offers experts, students and visitors the opportunity to view a survey of the major movements in British studio ceramics during the 20th century, along with a group of ceramics from European potters.

With a temporary exhibition programme and a wide range of regular events and activities there is something for all the family to enjoy.

This gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Opening hours Tues-Fri 10-4
Sat 10-5
Closed Sun & Mon

Admission charges

Admission is free.

This gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Fine Art, Design, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect

  • 25 January — 17 May 2014 *on now

Placing wooden museum artefacts into a fictional 'oak effect' domestic interior, complete with bedrooms, a study, living room, kitchen, bathroom and a laminate floor. The wooden objects, which range in date from the 1600s to the 20th century, contrast with the modern, oak effect furniture they are placed amongst.

A collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE and Tramway Glasgow. With support from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.


  • 17 May 2014 6-11pm

For the first time, ¡VAMOS! will be at The Late Shows.
¡VAMOS! Comida presents a unique cultural experience
of evocative music and succulent street food in the
dramatic surroundings of the Shipley Art Gallery - all Latin
American style! The night features genuine talent Alx Alfaro
presenting his collection of original Peruvian compositions
throughout the night with an accompanying street food
menu exclusively developed with Mckennas Restaurant.

Suitable for

  • Any age