South Shields Museum & Art Gallery


Telephone: 0191 211 5599

South Shields Museum Secondary

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits and stunning art.

The museum has three main displays: Tales of South Tyneside explores the local and social history of the area during the twentieth century together with the lifetime achievement of the successful local author Catherine Cookson; Art Adventure takes a fresh approach to the interpretation of many of the Museum's paintings and Changing Faces charts the history of South Tyneside from the Bronze Age to the twentieth century through the Museum's archaeological, natural and historical collections.

The museum has regular exhibitions and a range of activities and events to suit all ages. Most of the events, like the Museum, are free of charge. Visit for details.

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery is managed by Tyne & Wear museums on behalf of South Tyneside Council.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

The museum and art gallery are currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but will reopen on 17 May

Monday 10:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00

Thursday 10:00 - 17:00

Friday 10:00 - 17:00

Saturday 11:00 - 16:00


Telephone: 0191 211 5599


Events at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Tyne & Tide: John Peace - selected...

13 Nov 2021 to 7 May 2022


Jarrow & Hebburn: Photographs from the...

27 Nov 2021 to 2 Apr 2022


Elfin' Around

11 Dec 2021 to 18 Dec 2021


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