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 Tynesid...

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JA
South Shields

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery


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, which 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. 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.

Find us at...

  • South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
  • Ocean Road
  • South Shields
  • NE33 2JA

Our At-Home Activities


Our Physical Events

In light of the coronavirus emergency, please contact us directly to check if events are going ahead.
  • FREE
    South Shields

    Spooky Mini Mewseum Trail

    21-Oct-2020 10:00 AM - 31-Oct-2020 17:00 PM

    Looking for free family friendly activities to enjoy during half term? 

    3 - 13 years
    10/21/2020 10:00:00 AM 10/31/2020 5:00:00 PM

    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 Tynesid...

    South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
    Ocean Road, Tyne & Wear NE33 2JA
  • FREE
    South Shields

    Sheila's Mini Mewseum Show

    24-Oct-2020 10:00 AM - 13-Mar-2021 17:00 PM

    A taster for the upcoming 80-year retrospective of the award-winning Sheila Graber from South Tyneside - and her cat.

    3 - 16 years
    10/24/2020 10:00:00 AM 3/13/2021 5:00:00 PM

    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 Tynesid...

    South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
    Ocean Road, Tyne & Wear NE33 2JA

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