South Shields Museum and Art Gallery - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Ocean Road
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 2JA
England

Website

www.twmuseums.org.uk/southshields

E-mail

info@twmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

0191 456 8740

Fax

0191 456 7850

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Opening hours Mon-Fri 10-5
Sat 11-4
Closed Sun

Admission charges

Free entry

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.

Collection details

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

Home of Heroes: South Tyneside in the First World War

  • 10 July 2014 — 24 January 2015

The exhibition will explore the key role played by South Tyneside in supporting the war effort through the merchant navy and the mining industry, as well as the troops who fought.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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