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South Tyneside Guide – South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

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The latest 2017 guide to South Tyneside is out. Request your own free 33 page copy of the guide below.

Here is an extract from the latest 2017 guide to South Tyneside…

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery Free South Tyneside Visitor Guide 2017

Family Fun

Visitors of all ages will find plenty to spark their imagination at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. Housed in South Shields’ former Literary, Mechanical and Scientific Institution, this museum has been preserving South Tyneside’s social, industrial and maritime history since 1860. It’s home to an impressive collection of exhibits from the Bronze Age to the 20th century which capture the social history of the area from shipping and mining to sea rescue (the lifeboat was invented in South Shields in 1789).

“Our main exhibition for summer 2017 is Little Landmarks, which is South Shields’ buildings recreated in Lego,” Geoff explains. “We’ve commissioned 10 local landmarks that we’ll have on display and we’re inviting people to go and see the actual buildings as well. Then later in the year we’re getting Bones from the Great North Museum.”

Throughout the school holidays South Shields Museum run Tremendous Tuesdays, where children can take part in crafts and activities inspired by the exhibitions, and fans of all things creepy and crawly will be delighted to find that the museum has its very own Creature Corner where you can see live snakes, spiders and lizards too.

The Museum is also home to a state of the art gallery space which was opened last year, and shows work by important local artists alongside masterpieces borrowed from national galleries through the Spotlight Loan Programme. In the past year they’ve shown a Renoir alongside local coastal scenes, as well as a Turner painting of the River Tyne.

“We’ve got a Lowry exhibition on at the moment,” Geoff says. “Lowry spent a lot of time in South Shields, particularly in the last 15 years of his life. He liked watching the ships coming in and out of the River Tyne. He would sketch them and then work them up into full-scale drawings back in the studio.” The exhibition runs until 9 September 2017.

Be sure to round off your visit with a trip to The Victorian Pantry, the museum’s vintage-inspired, on-site cafe where you’ll find a range of homemade treats served by staff in traditional costume.

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The Late Shows

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation this weekend then you may be interested in The Late Shows – a free culture crawl around Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead where museums, galleries, artists’ studios, heritage sites and more who stay open late to put on events, exhibitions, performances and guided tours.

The Late Shows

The Late Shows take place on Friday 19th May and Saturday 20th May 2017.

You can view and download the full event guide for The Late Shows 2017 below…

The venues for this years The Late Shows are…

Ouseburn

36 Lime Street, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ.
The Biscuit Factory, Stoddart Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AN.
Cobalt Studios, 10-16 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP.
Grow to Glow (meet on the wooden bridge behind Ouseburn Farm, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PA.
The Holy Biscuit, 1 Clarence Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1YH.
Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2HL.
Jim Edwards Studio Gallery, 59 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ.
Labyrinth, Unit 13, Foundry Lane Industrial Estate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LH.
Northern Print, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP.
Ouseburn Farm, Ouseburn Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PA.
Seven Stories, 30 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ.
St Dominic’s Priory, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2TP.
The Time Bandits, (meet by The Cluny, Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ).
Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2DF.
Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2AB.
Victoria Tunnel, Ouse Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2BE.

Gateshead

Academy of Music & Sound, 191 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AS.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.
Bensham Grove Community Centre, Sidney Grove, Gateshead, NE8 2XD.
Dunston Staiths, Staithes Road, Gateshead, NE11 9DR.
Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN.
Hatton Pavilion, Baltic Square, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.
Hidden Heights Creative Studio, Arch 4, Hymers Court, Brandling Street, Gateshead, NE8 2BA.
Lawnmowers Theatre Company, Swinburne Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AX.
Sage Gateshead, St Mary’s Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR.
Shipley Art Gallery, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JB.

Quayside

Bessie Surtees House, 44 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JF.
The Cathedral Church of St Mary, Clayton Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5HH.
The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas, St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF.
Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BR.
David Fry Pottery Studio, 69 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.
Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA.
Maple Terrace Masonic Hall, Maple Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SE.
NBS – The Old Post Office, St Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RH.
Newcastle Castle, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ.
North of England Art Club, 55 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG.
Swing Bridge, Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RQ.

Newcastle upon Tyne City Centre

13 Grey Street, 13 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6EE.
BALTIC 39, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EW.
Breeze Creatives, Bamburgh House, Market Street East, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BH.
Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE.
Culture Lab, Newcastle University, King’s Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU.
Gallagher & Turner, 30 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7PQ.
Globe Gallery, 47 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE.
Grainger Market, Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5QG.
Great North Museum Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT.
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG.
The NewBridge Project, Carliol House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6NE.
Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX.
System Gallery, 2nd Floor, 22 Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PG.
Twisting Ducks Theatre Company, Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6HQ.
The Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1LD.
Ernest, 1 Boyd Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP.
The Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7AD.
Jazz Café, 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DW.
Kommunity, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BH.
Vicolo / Tyneside Bar Café, High Friar Lane / Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG.
World Headquarters, Curtis Mayfield House, Carliol Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UF.

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Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus

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City Sightseeing runs a Newcastle Gateshead open top double-decker bus tour which will run from Sunday 24th March until Saturday 14th December 2013. The tour is hop on and hop off so one ticket is valid all day and costs £8 for adults and £4 for children.

Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus Tour

From their literature…

Take a journey around the city and enjoy the view from the top of an open top double-decker bus. Take a full tour round or hop off at conveniently located stops at your leisure with your 24 hour ticket. Hop off at the Centre for Life to experience the largest planetarium in the North! This award-winning science centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Learn all about life on Tyneside, from the region’s shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world, at the Discovery Museum. Visit Blackfriars Monastery, a restored 13th-century friary. Only the cloister buildings remain, which now house a range of craft workshops, a restaurant and an exhibition portraying the history of Blackfriars. Hop off at St Mary’s Cathedral, a gothic revival church built in 1844 designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, who worked on the Houses of Parliament. Admire the architecture, the many stained glass windows and the building’s five pipe organs. Discover the spellbinding history of Newcastle’s Castle Keep and Black Gate, built by Henry II in the twelfth century. The Grade 1 listed building is a heritage visitor attraction open to all.

Let City Sightseeing introduce you to Newcastle upon Tyne‘s rich history as you take a bus tour of the city. Newcastle’s Town Walls are protected by their Scheduled Ancient Monument classification. This medieval defensive wall was built during the 13th and 14th centuries to help protect the town from attack. Large amounts of the wall were demolished during the 18th and 19th centuries but some still remains, particularly on the western side of the city. The Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery. See major displays showing the wonder of the animal kingdom, Ancient Egyptian mummies and a life-size T-Rex skeleton. Explore interactive exhibitions incorporating touch screen technology and an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall. Admire the artworks in the Laing Art Gallery, home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture. The exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. Baltic Square is home to The Centre for Contemporary Art where you will also find Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the world’s first and only tilting bridge! The bridge not only serves a practical purpose as the River Tyne’s only foot and cycle bridge, but its elegance and fine engineering make it one of the city’s main attractions. The river boasts seven bridges in all.

See the latest blockbuster, spend time in the casino or kick back and relax in one of a wide range of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars and at the city’s entertainment complex, The Gate. For more restaurants and bars, visit China Town, Market Street and Mosley Street. For shopping opportunities, hop off at Grainger Market, Northumberland Street, Eldon Square Shopping Centre or Monument Mall Shopping Centre. Hop off at St. James’ Park for Newcastle United Football Club, Shearer’s Bar, Stadium Tours and Leazes Park. Take the bus tour to Quayside which has it all including the Historic Quayside Area and Bessie Surtees House, a rare example of 18th century domestic architecture. The magnificent Sage Gateshead Music Centre is the venue to head for, for a range of musical performances. The Quayside is also home to Newcastle’s vibrant nightlife including a range of restaurants, more than thirty pubs and a choice of clubs.

You can book your tour tickets online in advance here (opens in a new window) and see route, timetable and price information for the Newcastle Gateshead Sightseeing Bus Tour here…

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