All posts by John Clayson

About John Clayson

I’m Keeper of Science & Industry with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, and I’m based at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. I worked at the Glasgow Museum of Transport before moving to Tyne & Wear. I’m fascinated to explore how industries, and the work of engineers and scientists, have shaped the area’s culture and identity, and how innovation in these fields continues to influence our outlook.

Guest blog – My School Work Experience Placement at Discovery Museum, by Daniel Cockling

When I was first told about work experience, I only had the vaguest of ideas what that would involve; and more importantly, where I would do it. I have always been interested in History and museums, so after a lot… Read more

The Cultural History of Technology

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has recently teamed up with researchers at Northumbria University to encourage new thinking and comment around important subjects, such as Britishness, migration, and culture in an industrial region. Each week, for four weeks, we’ll… Read more