Posts by date: June 2011

Tree of Life

Tree of Life June half term activity day at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Read more

Bob Renaut Blog No. 3 – Guest blog by South Shields Museum & Art Gallery Volunteers Jean and Wendy

Hello. This is Jean and Wendy with more information about Bob Renaut who lectured in Art, Design and Photography at South Shields Marine and Technical College during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. We would like to show you some photos… Read more

Discovering the history of the Co-op

The Discovery Museum was a very different building one hundred years ago from the one it is today. It was once the headquarters of the North East branch of the Co-operative Wholesale Society.  Founded in 1863 the society grew in… Read more

George Baxter Prints

I am in the process of cataloguing a collection of oil colour prints by George Baxter (1804-1867). The Hatton Gallery hold a collection of around 500 Baxter prints. The prints are of exceptional quality and provide an illuminating insight into… Read more

A Victorian Spring at Monkwearmouth

Last autumn Peter Gibson, Duty Manager at Monkwearmouth Station Museum, decided to turn his passion for gardening into a new, interesting and beautiful contribution to the museum’s grounds.  The self-described “enthusiastic amateur” quickly drew up a plan for a traditional… Read more