Posts by date: December 2010

Monkwearmouth Station Museum Railway Wagon Restoration Project – The Story of the Wagons

Both of the Monkwearmouth’s wagons are important to the railway heritage of the United Kingdom. They were acquired for the Museum in 1976 and restored to good condition to go on display in 1977. Sadly, with them standing out in… Read more

Christmas and New Year are a time for parties

Christmas and New Year are time for parties, dressing up and looking your best which usually involves a trip to the hairdressers.  Lets go back 60 years and see what Joe could offer at his hairdressing salon in Baring Street, South… Read more

Karaoke, Tom Jones and Culture Track Volunteers

We wanted to do something a little bit different to thank the Culture Track volunteers for all their efforts and to celebrate the success of the project. So we held a celebration event in the Great Hall at the Discovery… Read more

NUFC. For the love of football

The next exhibition that I am curating at Discovery Museum is all about Newcastle United. I’m working with Mick Edmondson who owns The Backpage, a sporting memorabilia shop in Newcastle. He is a massive Newcastle fan and has an amazing… Read more

Focus on the collections (part 2) – The library of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne

In my last blog update I started looking at the three different collections housed in the library at the Great North Museum: Hancock. This month I’m going to tell you about the library of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle… Read more