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South Shields Museum & Art Gallery has been in the heart of the borough for 150 years. The museum reveals the story of South Tyneside; the trials, tribulations and jubilation of resilient, vibrant people. Features historical galleries, an art gallery, live animals, cafe and gift shop. With a changing exhibition and events programme. Accessible throughout. Free entry.For South Shields Museum & Art Gallery and beyond, use our South Shields sightseeing planner to get the most from your South Shields vacation.
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Reviews
Visited as part of a school activities visit to South Shields. Even a group of 20 kids aged 13-15 came away having enjoyed their experience. Lots of interesting exhibits, well-stocked gift shop and a.... more »
My wife and I visited here recently. We had always wanted to visit this museum but never got round to it til now. We were pleasantly surprised at the varied exhibits and displays and also the art... more »
Even though we were looking for the Catherine Cookson museum and they had reduced this element, it was still great here! Really interesting to find out more about South Shields and the highs and lows of living here. The cafe was great too, many thanks! All in all a really nice surprise!
Great little museum. Lots of history inside. I personally enjoy seeing the snakes and spiders they have on the first floor. They have a cafe and a small gift shop too.
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