Dr Bike at the Museum

Learn how to fix your bike at our free tune-up sessions.

Close up of a bicycle


Saturday 17 September

Visitor information


10am - 4pm.


Front lawn (outdoors).


Donations welcome (free entry).

Drop in. No need to book.

Depending on demand, you may have to queue but don’t worry - you’ll be able to have a look around the museum for free and we’ll have free tea, coffee and refreshments on the go while you wait.


Do you want to get back on your bike but find you don’t have the time or money to get those small problems fixed? Do you want to learn how to service your bike yourself so you can stay healthy and get fit?

We’re here to help! 

Come and see Dr Bike at museums across Tyneside this summer for free outdoor Learn and Fix drop in sessions. Dr Bike will provide a free bike safety health check up and if possible, a basic service.  

Learn how to:

  • adjust your gears
  • tune up your bike 
  • fix a flat tyre
  • replace minor components, and more.

Dr Bike will provide the tools and know-how to help make your bike safe for riding.

These sessions are open for all types of bicycle from children's bikes to mountain bikes, shoppers to racers. We'll focus on basic bike servicing and teaching you how to do it yourself. 

Saturday 2 July 2022
Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum
10am - 4pm

Thursday 28 July 2022
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort
10am - 4pm

Saturday 17 September 2022
Great North Museum: Hancock
10am - 4pm

Dr Bike is funded by Cycling UK and supported by Arts Council England, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle University, South Tyneside Council, North Tyneside Council and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Communities.