Posts by venue: Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Two decorated swords

One of our international loans for the section of Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition at Arbeia Roman Fort is a complete sword blade with inlaid decoration. This was chosen to be a companion piece to our own (incomplete) blade, which is also… Read more

Five fab websites for exploring creativity!

  Red Ted Art – this blog by a crafty mum features a section where you can search for specific crafts, and also a huge array of crafty ideas – brilliant for when you’re looking for inspiration! I particularly like the… Read more

‘Brig Aground at Marsden Bay’ and goodbye…

For those who haven’t read my previous blogs, I completed a work placement at South Shields as part of my Master’s degree in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at Newcastle University. During my placement, using the museum’s art collection I… Read more

Flag Spring News

Now that the days are lighter and longer, and Spring is just around the corner we thought we’d tell you about some FLAG events coming soon! As you may know we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year – and as… Read more

Enigmatic Objects

One of the most pleasurable things about working with the archaeology in the Great North Museum is the sheer variety of material we have in our collections.  I am always learning something new and adding to my own knowledge.  Sometimes,… Read more