To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Advertisement

Children explore the Changing Faces gallery

About

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits and stunning art.

The museum has three main displays: Tales of South Tyneside explores the local and social history of the area during the twentieth century together with the lifetime achievement of the successful local author Catherine Cookson; Art Adventure takes a fresh approach to the interpretation of many of the Museum's paintings and Changing Faces charts the history of South Tyneside from the Bronze Age to the twentieth century through the Museum's archaeological, natural and historical collections.

The museum has regular exhibitions and a range of activities and events to suit all ages. Most of the events, like the Museum, are free of charge. Visit www.twmuseums.org.uk/southshields for details.

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery is managed by Tyne & Wear museums on behalf of South Tyneside Council.

Opening Times

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00*
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday11:0016:00*
SundayClosed*

* Closed: 25 & 26 December & 1 January.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
South Shields Museum & Art GalleryFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A194. Take the A194 to town centre. Follow road down side of town hall, at roundabout turn left onto Anderson Street. Halfway down take a left up into car park at Majestic Bingo. There are steps from here leading to the Museum.

Public Transport Directions

The museum is located on pedestrianised Ocean Road, just five minutes walk from South Shields Bus & Metro Stations. There is a public car park to the rear of the museum signposted off Anderson Street. There is a dropping off point for coaches on nearby Mile End Road.For more information on public transport telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233.

What's Nearby

  1. The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is South Tyneside's new state-of-the-art...

    0.29 miles away
  2. Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

    Arbeia is the best reconstruction of a Roman fort in Britain and offers visitors a unique...

    0.37 miles away
  3. The Dunes

    The Dunes, at the heart of South Shields seafront, is a hugely popular entertainment...

    0.52 miles away
  1. Ocean Beach Pleasure Park

    Situated on the stunning coastline of South Shields, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park is a great...

    0.56 miles away
  2. Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf

    Battle it out at Smugglers Cove, a pirate themed mini adventure golf course located at...

    0.58 miles away
  3. Wet ‘n’ Wild

    Wet ‘n’ Wild is the North East’s largest indoor water park, offering an experience like...

    1.2 miles away
  4. Tynemouth Priory and Castle

    Tynemouth Castle and Priory was once one of the largest fortified areas in England. ...

    1.37 miles away
  5. King Edward's Bay

    King Edwards Bay is a small sandy bay enclosed by cliffs and grassy banks and as such is...

    1.47 miles away
  6. Lost World Mini Golf

    The recently opened Lost World Adventure Golf is the perfect place for a trip out with...

    1.8 miles away
  7. Tynemouth Longsands

    Golden sandy beach with rocks, dunes and cliffs. 10 minute walk from Cullercoats Metro...

    1.89 miles away
  8. Blue Reef Aquarium

    Situated on the sea front at Tynemouth, Blue Reef Aquarium is the perfect attraction for...

    1.99 miles away
  9. St Pauls Church and Monastic Site

    The home of the Venerable Bede, St Paul's is one of the best understood Monastic sites...

    2.07 miles away
  10. Cullercoats Bay

    Cullercoats is a sandy bay enclosed by small piers and as such is an excellent...

    2.44 miles away
  11. Marsden Bay

    Over the years the mighty North Sea has fashioned the coastline into dramatic cliffs and...

    2.53 miles away
  12. ODEON Cinema

    The ODEON Cinema Silverlink in North Tyneside is amongst the first in the country to...

    2.73 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Facilities

Provider Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loops available.
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Self service selection of hot and cold drinks. Seating for approximately 15 persons.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - 1
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 20
  • Min group size - 6
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun - 1
  • Marketed Towards Children - 1
  • Marketed Towards Families - 1
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - 1
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth - 1

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - 1

Related

Awards

  • Visit England Code of Practice 2012

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Other Websites