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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums¬†(TWAM) is our regional museum, art gallery and archives service. They manage 9 museums and galleries across Tyneside and Tyne and Wear Archives service. Most of their venues are free to visit. For more information about the venues’ facilities, exhibitions, activities, cafes and opening times visit the listings below.

TWAM run:

  • an adult learning programme, which includes a range of exciting workshops, courses, talks and tours
  • The Late Shows, the annual late night culture crawl across Newcastle and Gateshead. For one weekend only cultural venues, museums, galleries, studio collectives and landmark historical buildings come together to offer one-off events including hands-on workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, performances and parties
  • volunteering opportunities at their museums and The Late Shows
  • special events and festivals

Contact details

Main Telephone: 0191 232 6789


Other Website:

Fax: (0191) 230 2614

Textphone: 18001 0191 232 6789

Textphone: 18001 0191 232 6789

Opening hours
See each venue's website for their opening times using the links listed above


Cost: Free

Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne

54.9691 -1.62452

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Last updated: May 12, 2022

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