Posts by date: November 2010

Monkwearmouth Station Museum Railway Wagon Restoration Project – The Beginning

Following on from the refurbishment of Monkwearmouth Station Museum in 2007 a new building to house the two historically significant railway wagons displayed in the Sidings since 1977 was planned. The wagons, a prototype Goods Brake Van built at Shildon… Read more

A Revolta da Chibata – ‘The Revolt of the Lash’, November 22nd 1910

On this day 100 years ago, 22nd November 1910, sailors on board the Brazilian battleship, Minas Gerais, mutinied and took control of their ship. So, you might reasonably ask, what has that got to do with Tyne & Wear Archives… Read more


Not of the ghostly kind. No, this is the name of our collection of objects preserved in a “spirit” form. Spirit preserves soft tissue and delicate internal structures, making it possible for all types of research to be done. We… Read more

Joe’s blog part 2

Joe was described by those who knew him as a ‘gentle man with a smile for everyone’. In a letter to his mother, sent during WWII when he was on active service in the Middle East, he wrote that it… Read more

All Hands on Deck!

We have had a very busy time of it here in the painting conservation studio with two major new TWAM (Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums) exhibitions opening as well as some other fantastic travelling exhibitions to over see. Carol… Read more