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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service. They manage a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear. Many of these museums and galleries are free to visit. For more information about each of the venues please visit the listings below.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums run an extensive adult learning programme, which includes a range of exciting workshops, courses, talks and tours. To see a copy of their most recent programme, please click here.

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Contact details

Telephone: 0191 232 6789


Website 2:

Fax: (0191) 230 2614

Textphone: 18001 0191 232 6789

Textphone: 18001 0191 232 6789

Opening hours
TWAM runs 9 museums/galleries. Please see each venue's website for opening times


Cost: Free

Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne

54.9691 -1.62452

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Last updated: February 4, 2021

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