News

13 April 2017

Over 60 attractions announced for eleventh annual edition of The Late Shows

 
The Late Shows – supported by Port of Tyne and Sofa Workshop – returns for an eleventh edition on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May, boasting another packed programme of after-hours culture.

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08 March 2017

Hatton Gallery launches touring contemporary art commission on Baltic Square

Hatton Pavilion
The Hatton Pavilion is a major new art installation and programme of events launching on BALTIC Square, Gateshead Quays on Friday 28 April.

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17 February 2017

ERIC North East reaches three million records milestone

 
A North East organisation which encourages wildlife enthusiasts to record their sightings has reached a major milestone.

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26 January 2017

Major new exhibition at the Great North Museum to reveal the skeleton secrets of the animal world

 
A brand new family-friendly exhibition is to shine a light on animal bones when it opens at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock on Saturday 4 February.

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13 December 2016

Adults only sleepover announced for the Great North Museum: Hancock

 
Visitors are to get the chance to bed down next to the museum’s iconic exhibits, including its Egyptian mummies and T. rex.

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08 December 2016

Gateshead Council Budget Consultation

the Shipley
Gateshead Council are inviting residents, businesses, partners and employees to take part in a consultation until 6 January to gather views on their 2017/18 budget proposals.

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17 November 2016

The Northern Bridge Partnership Awards for Doctoral Study

Northern Bridge logo
Northern Bridge is seeking to recruit postgraduate students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research potential.

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15 November 2016

Dippy the Diplodocus is coming to Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock

 
One of Britain’s most famous museum exhibits will come to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2019 as part of an unprecedented national tour, it has been announced.

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13 October 2016

Fine Prospect: pilot newspaper to tell the changing story of Newcastle’s West End.

 
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is set to launch a newspaper for Newcastle’s West End in partnership with West Newcastle Picture History Collection and St James’ Heritage & Environment Group.

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04 October 2016

Toby Paterson selected to create touring contemporary art commission inspired by the Hatton Gallery

Showcase
Hatton Showcase is a contemporary art commission to create a pavilion, touring sites in Newcastle andGateshead from spring - summer 2017.

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30 September 2016

North East Museum Volunteer Awards - nominations now open

 
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums will once again host the North East Museums Volunteer Awards. The ceremony takes place on Saturday 26 November 2016 at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle.

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27 September 2016

Science Uncovered comes to Newcastle for the first time

 
Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock throws open its doors after-hours on Friday 30 September for Science Uncovered, a fun-filled alternative night out.

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13 September 2016

Challenger Plaza opens at Discovery Museum

Challenger
The car park in front of Discovery Museum has been transformed into the Challenger Plaza, a new outdoor space that will play host to a range of events and activities.

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05 September 2016

Historypin Connections project set to launch

 
The social history project brings together people from different generations and cultures to explore and share their rich and unique histories. It’ll also help older people at risk of isolation reconnect with the community.

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31 August 2016

The Dominion Geordies of the First World War

Dominion Geordies
Over 7,000 men and women from the North East of England served in the Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand armies during the First World War.

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24 August 2016

Celebrating Newcastle’s Motorcycle Pioneers at Discovery Museum

Newcastle motorcycle pioneers
On Sunday 28 August, two historic Dene motorcycles will ride across the Tyne Bridge followed by 100 local motorcyclists. The procession will make it's way to Discovery Museum, marking the opening of a new display and programme of events celebrating Newcastle's motorcycle heritage.

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10 August 2016

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums secures funding to safeguard historic railway

Waggonway
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has been awarded more than £75,000 to safeguard an early wooden railway discovered in Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne - thought to be one of the best-preserved examples of its kind in the world.

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05 August 2016

Discovery Museum to present 300 year story of England’s Northern Cavalry

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has secured £422,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for Charge! The story of England’s Northern Cavalry exhibition and an associated programme of activities at Discovery Museum. Replacing the former A Soldier’s Life gallery, plans have been approved for this major new permanent exhibition which will open to the public in autumn 2017.

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29 July 2016

NewcastleGateshead joins shortlist to host the Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Great North Museum
NewcastleGateshead is still in the running to host the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 after being named as one of four shortlisted destinations.

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22 July 2016

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums seeks new member of Audit Committee

Leonardo da Vinci exhibition
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), which manages nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne & Wear, is seeking a new independent member of its Audit Committee.

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