The Museum is closed except for pre-booked Santa Special trains on 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 December 

Closed 24 Dec-9 Feb 2018 inclusive

We will re-open for half-term 10-18 Feb 2018 

Free, donations welcome

Blog

A ‘daring’ rediscovery

Up and down the land, museums and archives hold millions of objects in their collections. Of those o...

Paul Nash: Art of the Second World War

This epic painting, The Battle of Britain, is one of Paul Nash’s best-known compositions. Over sev...

An 18th century Jamaican journey with the remarkable Mr Sloane – a guest blog by volunteer Angela Kirk

Hello, my name is Angela and I am studying for an MSc in Information Science at Northumbria Universi...

Women in pictures – Part IV: The Second World War by Janette Bell

Welcome to the final part of my blog in which I’ve been celebrating North East women by sharing so...