Summer holidays: Wonder Wednesdays

Enjoy special events and activities every Wednesday at the museum during the summer holidays.

Family sat on lawn outside museum


Until Wednesday 31 August

Visitor information


Wednesdays during the school summer holidays.

11am - 3pm.


Free entry. No need to book.


Wednesday 27 July

Construction and Contemporary Archaeology
Help us make a model of Hadrian's wall entirely out of paper bricks.

Wednesday 3 August

Powerful Plants and Mighty Minibeasts
Today is all about the power of flowers, plants and creatures found in the garden.

Wednesday 10 August

Marvellous Menagerie
The highlight of this day is a chance to meet some real birds of prey on our front lawn.

Wednesday 17 August

Patterned Planet
Today we are exploring our world through patterns and fabric.

Wednesday 24 August

Watery Worlds
It’s an ocean themed day at the museum this week and we have lots on to get your flippers flapping!

Wednesday 31 August

Roman Day
Today we return to all things Roman to continue our Hadrian's Wall 1900 celebrations.

Ways to Play

Make your Ways to Play adventure a great value day out by travelling to our venues by the Metro, Ferry or Bus.  

Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Metro is the convenient, fast and frequent way to get to your favourite attractions and now it’s even more affordable.

Up to three kids aged 11 and under can travel for free on bus services operated by Arriva North East, Go North East or Stagecoach this summer.

Ways to Play is sponsored by Tyne and Wear Metro.


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