Opening Times 2017

Museum: open weekends until 29 October; daily 23-29 Oct inclusive; 11am - 4pm. Free entry, donations welcome

Heritage train rides: Sundays until 29 October inclusive

Please note that our cafe is currently closed

Blog

‘Shields Lass’ to ‘Land Girl’ – guest post by placement student Christina Hamilton

During my time at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery as a history volunteer, I have come across so...

Happy Birthday to you….in 1942! – guest post by placement student Christina Hamilton

I am a museum studies master’s student, volunteering at the Discovery Museum for my work based pla...

Paul Nash, artist of powerful First World War paintings

The fighting in the Ypres Salient in 1917 and the aftermath of the Battle of Passchendaele had a maj...

Toys in the TWAM Collections – guest post by placement student Gemma Ashby

I’m a Museum Studies student on placement here at Discovery as part of my Masters course. Some of ...