Posts by date: March 2013

A Roman Mobile Device, a 21st Century Chariot, some Snazzy Shoes and two Iconic Lumps

I’ve been exploring TWAM’s collections and have found some interesting and surprising things. This is one of the highlights of our Archaeology collection and is on display at Segedunum in Wallsend:- It’s a portable Roman shrine about the same size… Read more

society of antiquaries library tours

  As you may know the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle Upon Tyne is celebrating its Bicentenary in 2013.  During its 200 years the Society has built up a large and fascinating library of regional and national importance. As part… Read more

Shoes Glorious Shoes

Originally acting as a protector of the feet, the shoe has since developed into an expression of personal identity. The decoration and design of shoes has varied dramatically through time and from culture to culture. One of the most notable… Read more

The Newbottle Waggon Rail Way Map

In August 2000 the museum was given a map of the ‘Newbottle Waggon Rail Way’ . This wagonway was built to transport coal in horse drawn wagons from John Newsham’s Newbottle Colliery to coal staiths on the River Wear at… Read more