South Shields Museum & Art Gallery (Tyne and Wear Museums)
Tyne and Wear
0191 456 8740
0191 456 7850
This friendly venue explores the story of South Tyneside, including the lifetime achievement of the successful local author Catherine Cookson. Its major collections are in social history and art which are represented in the newly refurbished Changing Faces gallery.
This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.
Easter to September: Monday to Saturday 10.00-17.30, Sunday 13.00-17.00
October to Easter: Monday to Saturday 10.00-17.00, Closed Sunday
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day
This museum and gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance.
South Shields Museum & Gallery explores local history during the life and times of famous author, Catherine Cookson in Tales of South Tyneside.
Changing Faces tells the story of Tyneside from the Bronze Age to the end of the nineteenth century, with artefacts from the Museum's archaeological, industrial and local history collections.
Creature Corner showcases a selection of snakes and spiders, allowing visitors to learn all about these amazing creatures, their natural environment and their diet.
The Museum also features Art Adventure - an art gallery with a difference, combining many of the museum's paintings with exciting hands-on displays which enable visitors to find out more about the paintings and their artists.
There is also a temporary exhibition programme.
Social History, Science and Technology, Personalities, Natural Sciences, Land Transport, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology
Key artists and exhibits
- The Last Boat In
- Catherine Cookson
- The Cliffs at Marsden
- CN Herny
- G Blackie Sticks
- Designated Collection
Signs for Sounds
We see letters and lettering all around us. Their meaning can drastically change in different contexts and materials.
This new exhibition, Signs for Sounds, reveals the amazing versatility and dynamism of this art form.
The exhibition was created by the Harley Gallery and supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.