During April, the Museum is open weekends, 11am - 4pm

Next heritage train rides: 29 April, 6 & 7 May

2018 opening dates 

Please note: No train rides on Sun 13 May due to engineering works on Nexus infrastructure.

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...