Museum blog

Defending the Fort

Our first exhibition for the year here at Arbeia is all about the fort defences – the walls, ditch...

The Development of the Racing Shell: Tyne Innovations Part 2 – by Ian Whitehead

In Part 1 I looked at the origins of boat racing on the River Tyne and went on to explore the Tyne ...

Herbert George Columbine VC – by David Weatherstone, Assistant Outreach Officer

The last three and a half years or so have seen many events commemorating the centenary of The Great...

Can looking closely at paintings and some of an artist’s archival material improve a primary pupil’s written response to a subject? By Julie Ballands, Assistant Learning Officer, Laing Art Gallery

This was the enquiry we explored at the Laing Art Gallery. We focussed on Paul Nash’s WWI painting...