Keeping you safe

Following the latest change in government guidance all visitors aged 12 years and older must wear a face covering in the Museum, unless you are medically exempt. To ensure the wellbeing of visitors and staff we are monitoring numbers to ensure the Museum does not become too crowded.  

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Opening times

Monday10am - 5pm
Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 4pm
Sunday11am - 4pm

Last entry is 15 minutes before closing time. The Library is open Monday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm.

Blog

Uncertainty and Hope: Christmas in wartime Britain on the Home Front

By Katie Wright, Digital Intern at Discovery Museum, for the

Why Roman stones were more colourful than you realised…

By Andrew Parkin, Keeper of Archaeology, Great North Museum: Hancock The Hadrian’s Wall Gallery ...

The African Village

by Gemma Ashby, Assistant Keeper of History Trigger warning: This blog post references overt racis...

African Lives in Northern England

by Bill Griffiths, Head of Programme and Collections This month sees the publication of African Liv...