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Museums & Art Galleries in or near South Shields

South Shields is on the mouth of the river Tyne on the Coast of North East England. The town has sandy beaches and sandstone cliffs and part of the coastline known as The Leas is a National Trust proctcted area. Museums and Art Galleries in or near South Shields South Shields Museum & Art Gallery and Shipley Art Gallery are listed below.
7 Results In Or Near South Shields
0.6 miles from centre of South Shields
South Shields Museum is housed in a listed building which used to be the Library. It specialises in local history and has an art gallery and small animal collection. There are both permanent and regularly-changing exhibitions.
7.5 miles from centre of South Shields
The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and contemporary craft. The Shipley's art collections were designated as being of national importance in 1998 and include local favourite, William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races. In 1977 the Shipley began collecting contemporary art made in Britain. O...
3.3 miles from centre of South Shields
Stephenson Railway Museum is a small heritage railway that occupies the test track for the Tyne & Wear Metro. Its heritage railway is run by dedicated local volunteers, with trains running in season on Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Thursday during North Tyneside school holidays. During December weekends, the railway runs Santa Specials.
0.9 miles from centre of South Shields
Arbeia Roman Fort was the supply base for the troops on Hadrian's Wall. Its strategic position at the mouth of the Tyne gave advance notice of any invading troops. It is an UNESCO Heritage site.
8.0 miles from centre of South Shields
Learn hands on at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city centre gem of an attraction has much, much more to see and will keep visitors from 1 to 100 fascinated, such is the eclectic mix of exhibits, many pleasingly hands-on. Tyne and Wear was a pow...
7.4 miles from centre of South Shields
This small but important gallery on Newcastle's New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The permanent collection has some fabulous 18th and 19th century paintings and world class watercolours. The pre-Raphaelite paintings are worth the trip alone. But there is contemporary work here too with Moore's Seated Woman: Thin Neck, Gaugin's The Br...
4.2 miles from centre of South Shields
Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated Roman site in the UK. It marks the beginning (or end) of the Roman Wall and the Museum was opened in June 2000.
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