Communities

Jewish community members at Discovery Museum

At Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums we believe that everyone should have access to our exhibitions, collections and programmes.

Museums are a great resource and the possibilities to work with us are endless.

Our Outreach team works with a range of communities and are always looking for new ways to bring museums to life for different audiences - whether in the museums or outside at a venue to suit the group.

Past projects have included working with:


  • looked-after young people

  • young carers

  • culturally diverse communities / BME communities

  • older people

  • residential homes for young and older people

  • women's groups

  • lads' and dads' groups

  • young mums

  • the probation service

  • youth referral units

  • local history groups

  • disability support groups

  • Deaf community groups

  • homeless people's projects

  • healthy living project groups

... to name a few.

To find out more about Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and how we work download our Valuing Voices brochure.



Our four community programmes:

The Wellbeing Programme - supporting people with mental health issues across Tyneside

The Recovery Programme - supporting people in recovery from addiction and who are involved in the criminal justice system across Tyneside - Download a brochure about our museum taster sessions.

The Platinum Programme - for people aged over 55 across Tyneside. The programme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of participants by focusing on the Five Ways to Wellbeing (Keep Learning, Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Give) - read a blog about our work on this programme.

The Network Programme – working with groups of people from across Tyneside to build new and develop existing community heritage and archive collections, exhibitions and events.


If you are interested in working with us we would love to hear from you.

Outreach Team
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4JA

Telephone: (0191) 232 6789
Fax: (0191) 230 2614
Textphone: 18001 0191 232 6789
Email: outreach@twmuseums.org.uk