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The Shipley Centenary @ Shipley Art Gallery


01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Throughout 2017

2017 marks 100 years of the Shipley Art Gallery


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Conservation Workshop @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Daily, 10am–4pm

Get a great view of Shildon's rail restoration projects from the viewing platform in the Collection Building.


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STEAM Museum Challenge @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


01 February 2017 - 01 February 2018

Workshop length 3 Hours- £180.00. Boking essential.

A day of creative thinking, doing, and making activities


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Hadrian's Cavalry @ Segedunum Roman Fort


08 April 2017 - 10 September 2017

During museum opening hours

Rome’s elite troops – building Hadrian’s cavalry


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Life as a Miner @ Killhope


10 April 2017 - 31 December 2017

Step inside a miner’s kitchen, explore a mine agent’s drawing room and even visit a country show – all in our exhibition hall.


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Guided Tours @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


10 April 2017 - 31 December 2017

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Explore Locomotion's Collection building with insight from one of our tour guides.


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Dino Jaws @ Life Science Centre


27 May 2017 - 31 December 2017

Included in Science Centre admission

This is the nearest you’ll get to coming face to jaw with a real dinosaur


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Time Machines: The Past, The Future, and How Stories Take Us There @ Palace Green Library


27 May 2017 - 03 September 2017

10am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday

An admission charge applies, which allows two additional visits and tickets are available on the door. Discounted rates are available for groups of nine or more.

How big is time? And what will the future be like?


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Train Ride Experiences @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


28 May 2017 - 24 September 2017

Various times each day, check the website for more details

Come and ride the UK's oldest standard gauge working steam locomotive!


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Magna Carta and the Forest Charters @ Durham Cathedral


19 June 2017 - 09 September 2017

£2.50 - £7.50

This exhibition presents a unique opportunity to see all three issues of Durham Cathedral’s Magna Carta


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Bang, Crackle, Pop @ Life Science Centre


04 July 2017 - 01 October 2017

Included in Science Centre admission price

Explore how sounds are made in this noisy Science Theatre show.


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LEGO Exhibition @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


08 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

10.00am - 4.00pm

Normal entrance fee

For over 50 years now LEGO® has been at the forefront of the toy industry


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Live Skies @ Life Science Centre


22 July 2017 - 03 September 2017

Mon-Sat -10.00am-6.00pm, Sun – 11.00am-6.00pm

Included in Science Centre admission price

Sit back, and find out the latest science on asteroids and NASA's plans to protect Earth from an impact like the one that killed the dinosaurs.


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Belts & Wheels Tour @ Killhope


27 August 2017

14:00 - 15:00

A guided tour of the original Armstrong wheel and the Victorian engineering and mechanisation of the Jigger and Buddle House


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Model Railway Weekend @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


02 September 2017 - 03 September 2017

10.00am - 4.00pm

Contact museum for admission charge, included in family membership passes.

Darlington Model Railway Club members and visiting layouts from the North East representing wide range of model railway


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Hopetown Heritage @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


06 September 2017 - 19 November 2017

Contact the museum for entrance times

Normal entrance fee

A history of buildings, present and lost, located within the Head of Steam Museum Campus and the immediate surrounding area


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“Tanfield Railway Past and Present”: A Talk by Alan Thompson @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


07 September 2017

1.45pm

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome


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Gallery Talk @ The Bowes Museum


07 September 2017

2.15

Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to explore the recent acquisition St. Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child


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Crime and Death on the Railways @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


09 September 2017 - 05 November 2017

Contact museum for opening times

Explore historic unsolved murders, accidents and robberies on the railways here in the North East


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Leaving their Mark: Conscientious Objectors & the Richmond Castle Cell Block @ The Bowes Museum


09 September 2017

2.30

Cost £3.00 Adults (talk only) or free with museum admission

Dr Meghan Leyland will explore the experiences of conscientious objectors during WW1.


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Belts & Wheels Tour @ Killhope


10 September 2017

14:00 - 15:00

A guided tour of the original Armstrong wheel and the Victorian engineering and mechanisation of the Jigger and Buddle House


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Tour of the Archives @ Discovery Museum


25 September 2017

10am and 1pm - The tour will last approx 45 - 60 minutes

£4 per person, booking essential

Take a peek in our treasure trove of historical documents...


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“Rocket Man with Cousin Jacks - Robert Stephenson in Colombia”: A Talk by Michael Taylor @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


28 September 2017

1.45pm

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome


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“Two Centuries in the Making – Plans for the Future”: A Talk by Huw Lewis @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


12 October 2017

1.45pm

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome


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Visible Ghosts: What Does A Ghost Look Like and How Have They Been Shown Through the Ages? @ Newcastle Castle


20 October 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4.50, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 8 September

Join cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson for her latest talk.


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Tour of the Archives @ Discovery Museum


30 October 2017

10am and 1pm - The tour will last approx 45 - 60 minutes

£4 per person, booking essential

Take a peek in our treasure trove of historical documents...


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“A Railwayman for all Seasons”: A Talk by Philip Benham @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


04 November 2017

1.45pm

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome


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Exposed @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


11 November 2017 - 07 January 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm

Normal entrance fee

In 2015 a small collection of glass plate negatives were uncovered in the Museum of Hartlepool’s photographic archives


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Angels and Demons: A Pictorial History @ Newcastle Castle


17 November 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4.50, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 6 October

Join cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson for her latest talk.


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NERA Meeting: “A Ryedale Ramble” @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


18 November 2017

Robin Coulthard leads a pictorial perambulation following the railways around Ryedale’s perimeter


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Streatlam Castle: Rediscover The Home Of John And Joséphine Bowes @ The Bowes Museum


25 November 2017 - 11 March 2018

Viewable all day during Bowes Museum opening hours

This exhibition will show how Streatlam looked in its heyday, bringing to life the style in which John Bowes, one of the richest men in England, lived.


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Saintly Sisters @ Durham Cathedral


28 November 2017 - 24 February 2018

£2.50 - £7.50

This exhibition will focus on the lives and legacies of female saints with a particular link to Durham or the North


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The Afternoon Lectures: “Quiz and Video” @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


07 December 2017

1.45pm

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome

FREE to members of the Friends, non-members welcome


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Santa and his Minions: The Darker Side of Jolly @ Newcastle Castle


08 December 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4.50, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 27 October

Join cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson for her latest talk.


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Tour of the Archives @ Discovery Museum


18 December 2017

10am and 1pm - The tour will last approx 45 - 60 minutes

£4 per person, booking essential

Take a peek in our treasure trove of historical documents...


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