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This list of museums in Tyne and Wear, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.
|Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum||South Shields||South Tyneside||Archaeology||Excavated and reconstructed Roman fort, museum of artefacts and life of a Roman soldier|
|Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art||Gateshead||Gateshead||Art||Contemporary art|
|Bessie Surtees House||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Historic house||Operated by Historic England, two five-storey 16th and 17th century merchants' houses|
|Bowes Railway||Springwell||City of Sunderland||Railway||Preserved operational standard gauge cable railway system built to transport coal to boats, built by George Stephenson in 1826|
|Castle Keep||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Historic house||Keep and remains of the medieval castle|
|Centre for Life||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Science||Permanent exhibits about human life|
|Customs House||South Shields||South Tyneside||Art||Arts centre with exhibit gallery, theatre and cinema|
|Discovery Museum||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Multiple||Science, local history, shipbuilding and industrial heritage, Turbinia , first steam turbine powered steamship, regimental museum for the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars and the Northumberland Hussars, costumes, art exhibits of painting, photography and sculpture|
|Fulwell Windmill||Fulwell||City of Sunderland||Mill||website, restored early 19th century windmill|
|Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary`s||Gateshead||Gateshead||Local||website, local history, culture,|
|Globe Gallery||North Shields||North Tyneside||Art||website, contemporary art|
|Great North Museum: Hancock||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Multiple||Natural history, archaeology and Roman Britain, Ancient Rome and Egypt, dinosaurs and fossils, ethnography|
|Hatton Gallery||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Art||Part of Newcastle University|
|Holy Jesus Hospital||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||History||Operated by the National Trust, medieval building in use for 700 years, exhibits about its use as a 14th-century Augustinian friary, 17th century almshouse and Victorian soup kitchen|
|Jarrow Hall||Jarrow||South Tyneside||Multiple||Life and times of monk, scholar and author Venerable Bede, includes artifacts from the adjacent medieval church, museum exhibits, Anglo-Saxon demonstration farm with heritage breeds of animals|
|Laing Art Gallery||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Art||Collections include 18th and 18th century British oil paintings and sculpture, watercolours, ceramics, silver and glassware, 20th century art|
|Monkwearmouth Station Museum||Monkwearmouth||City of Sunderland||Railway||Railway and transportation history and heritage|
|National Glass Centre||Sunderland||City of Sunderland||Art||Historic and contemporary glass, history of glass-making|
|Newburn Hall Motor Museum||Newburn||Newcastle upon Tyne||Automotive||information|
|North East Land, Sea and Air Museums||Sunderland||City of Sunderland||Aviation||Historic aircraft, aviation history, Military vehicles, historic emergency services vehicles, buses and trams.|
|Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art||Sunderland||City of Sunderland||Art||Contemporary art|
|Northumbria University Gallery||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Art||website, part of Northumbria University|
|Old Low Light||North Shields||North Tyneside||Maritime heritage||website - Galleries, exhibits, activities, viewing platform and café, housed in a former lighthouse|
|Path Head Watermill||Blaydon||Gateshead||Industry||Restored water wheel and joiner's shop|
|Reg Vardy Gallery||Sunderland||City of Sunderland||Art||website, information, contemporary art gallery of the University of Sunderland|
|Ryhope Engines Museum||Ryhope||City of Sunderland||Technology||Victorian pumping station with two beam engines, steam engines and pumps, boilers, a blacksmith's forge, waterwheel, replica plumber's shop|
|Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum||Wallsend||North Tyneside||Archaeology||Excavated Roman fort along Hadrian's Wall, museum of artefacts and life of a Roman soldier, shipbuilding and coal mining industries, reconstructed Roman baths|
|Seven Stories||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle upon Tyne||Art||Art of British children’s books|
|Shipley Art Gallery||Gateshead||Gateshead||Art||Contemporary crafts and design, fine art|
|South Shields Museum & Art Gallery||South Shields||South Tyneside||Local||website, local history, culture, art|
|Souter Lighthouse||Marsden||South Tyneside||Maritime||Operated by the National Trust, lighthouse's engine room, light tower and keeper's living quarters|
|St. Mary's Lighthouse||St Mary's Island||North Tyneside||Maritime||Lighthouse to tour, exhibits about the lighthouse and island's wildlife|
|Stephenson Railway Museum||North Shields||North Tyneside||Railway||Steam-powered electric and diesel engines, history of area electric transport, northern terminus of the North Tyneside Steam Railway|
|Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens||Sunderland||City of Sunderland||Multiple||Art, textiles, pottery, glass, coal mining, local history, social history, natural history, industry, geology|
|Tynemouth Castle and Priory||Tynemouth||North Tyneside||Historic house||Operated by English Heritage, remains and exhibits about the Anglo-Saxon settlement, Anglican monastery, royal castle, artillery fort and coastal defence|
|Tynemouth Life Brigade Watch House Museum||Tynemouth||North Tyneside||Maritime||website, history of area lifesaving, shipwreck artifacts|
|Tynemouth Toy Museum||Tynemouth||North Tyneside||Toy||website, toys, dolls, prams, puzzles, games|
|Washington 'F' Pit||Washington||City of Sunderland||Technology||website, Victorian steam engine, engine house and headgear for a coal mine|
|Washington Old Hall||Washington||City of Sunderland||Historic house||Operated by the National Trust, 16th century stone manor house, ancestral home of the family of George Washington, the first President of the United States|
George Stephenson was a British civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Renowned as the "Father of Railways", Stephenson was considered by the Victorians a great example of diligent application and thirst for improvement. Self-help advocate Samuel Smiles particularly praised his achievements. His chosen rail gauge, sometimes called 'Stephenson gauge', was the basis for the 4 feet 8 1⁄2 inches (1,435 mm) standard gauge used by most of the world's railways.
Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the North Sea. Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East, and forms the core of the Tyneside conurbation, the eighth most populous urban area in the United Kingdom. Newcastle is a member of the UK Core Cities Group and is a member of the Eurocities network of European cities.
Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East region of England around the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear. It came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. It consists of the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and City of Sunderland. It is bounded on the east by the North Sea, and has borders with Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south.
Killingworth, formerly Killingworth Township, is a town north of Newcastle Upon Tyne, in North Tyneside, England.
Turbinia was the first steam turbine-powered steamship. Built as an experimental vessel in 1894, and easily the fastest ship in the world at that time, Turbinia was demonstrated dramatically at the Spithead Navy Review in 1897 and set the standard for the next generation of steamships, the majority of which would be turbine powered. The vessel is currently located at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England, while her original powerplant is located at the Science Museum in London.
The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, is located on New Bridge Street. The gallery was designed in the Baroque style with Art Nouveau elements by architects Cackett and Burns Dick and is now a Grade II listed building. It was opened in 1904 and is now managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In front of the gallery is the Blue Carpet. The building is Grade II listed.
Walker is a residential suburb and electoral ward just east of the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The population at the 2011 census was 11,701.
Byker is an inner city electoral ward in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, England. It is in the east of the city, south of the Heaton area and north of St Peter's. Byker Metro station serves the area. The area also contains the Byker Wall estate. The population of the ward is 11,339, increasing to 12,206 at the 2011 Census, which is 4.4% of the city's total. Car ownership stands at 35.4%, much lower than the city average of 54.7%.
The Museum of Antiquities was an archaeological museum at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It opened in 1960 and in 2009 its collections were merged into the Great North Museum: Hancock.
West Moor is a small place in Tyne and Wear, UK.
The Great North Museum: Hancock is a museum of natural history and ancient civilisations in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Ralph Hedley was a realist painter, woodcarver and illustrator, best known for his paintings portraying scenes of everyday life in the North East of England.
Exhibition Park is a short walk from Newcastle City Centre.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a regional group of United Kingdom national museums and the county archives service located across the Tyne and Wear area of north-east England. They have been administered by a joint board of local authorities since the abolition of the Tyne and Wear Metropolitan County Council in 1986.
Jarrow Hall is a grade II listed building in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, North East, England, and part of the larger Jarrow Hall museum site. It was built around 1785 by local businessman Simon Temple; he later went bankrupt in 1812 after a series of poor investments. The hall then passed through a number of hands before being let to the Shell Mex company in 1920, and then the Jarrow Council in 1935. The Council used the hall for a storage depot, eventually letting the building become derelict and in threat of demolition. It was rescued by the St Paul's Development Trust, which funded a £50,000 restoration project.
The Hatton Gallery is Newcastle University's art gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is based in the University's Fine Art Building.
The Great North Museum is a visitor attraction in Newcastle upon Tyne in North East England. It features three venues: the Great North Museum: Hancock, the Hatton Gallery on the Newcastle University campus and the Regional Resource Centre in the basement of the Discovery Museum. All three venues are currently open.
The North East Coast Exhibition was a world's fair held in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear and ran from May to October 1929. Held five years after the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley Park, London, and at the start of the Great Depression the event was held to encourage local heavy industry
Jimmy Forsyth was a British amateur photographer, who in his later life became celebrated for his portrayal of the working class communities of Tyneside and received wide recognition for this achievement prior to his death aged 95. He was equally accomplished in showcasing both the people and the environment of his chosen locality.
Patricia Anne "Tish" Murtha was a British social documentary photographer best known for documenting marginalised communities, social realism and working class life in Newcastle upon Tyne and the North East of England.