Posts by date: February 2011

A Life Changing Experience – John Nicholls

I wanted to give you a real insight into how volunteers feel about their experience, in particular with the Culture Track volunteer project that I have been coordinating for the last 2 years. John kindly has agreed to be interviewed… Read more

Great North Museum: Hancock Library book of the month

Local records; or, historical register of remarkable events, which have occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed … From the collection of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. Selected by Brenda Astley, Library volunteer Last week, whilst… Read more

Joe’s blog no. 5

Before we ‘say Goodbye’ to Joe there is one more aspect of his life that I’d like to share with you. Throughout his adult life, Joe was an ardent fan of Gracie Fields and both collected and promoted all her… Read more

Spring Cleaning at Segedunum

Behind the scenes at Segedunum we have a number of stores where we house the objects which have been found during the excavations of the Roman Fort as well as the finds from other excavations within Tyne and Wear. Every object… Read more

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

  The Sidings Area is an original feature of the station when it opened in 1848. It is shown on the 1st Edition of the Ordnance Survey (10 feet/mile scale) for Sunderland produced in 1857. It is a dock platform… Read more