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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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Brick Dinos @ Woodhorn Museum


04 February 2017 - 04 June 2017

Various - check the Woodhorn website for details

Step back in time With Brick Dinos!


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Beasts! @ Durham Cathedral


20 February 2017 - 10 June 2017

£2.50 - £7.50

An exhibition of the weird and wonderful beasts and monsters which have fascinated people from earliest times


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Boldon Book: A Moment in Time @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


01 March 2017 - 03 June 2017

During normal museum opening hours

Free entry but a donation is welcome.

An exhibition featuring an early manuscript from the Bodleian Library.


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Let it Glow @ Life Science Centre


04 April 2017 - 02 July 2017

Mon-Sat -10.00am-5.00pm, Sun – 11.00am-5.00pm

Included in Science Centre admission price

Join our science explainers as they explore the wonder of light in this new Science Theatre show, featuring sparkles, twinkles, lights and lamps.


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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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A Railway History of Shildon 1825 - 2004 @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


13 May 2017 - 02 July 2017

Normal entrance fee

Normal entrance fee


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Celebrating the Life and World of Joséphine Bowes @ The Bowes Museum


20 May 2017 - 16 July 2017

Viewable during usual museum opening hours

Who is the real Joséphine Bowes?


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Joséphine Bowes: A Woman of Taste and Influence @ The Bowes Museum


20 May 2017 - 16 July 2017

Joséphine Bowes – A Woman of Taste and Influence is a salute to an extraordinary and pioneering woman who was far ahead of her time


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Darkroom Discovery @ Discovery Museum


24 May 2017

Workshop 1: 11am - 1pm // Workshop 2: 2pm - 4pm

£50 per person (plus booking fee)

Darkroom Discovery celebrates the world of Silver-based photography.


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Gallery Talk @ The Bowes Museum


25 May 2017

14:15

Join Assistant Curator of Fine Art, Bernadette Petti to learn more about the Museum’s collection of Spanish paintings


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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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Meccano Magic @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


28 May 2017 - 29 May 2017

10am to 5pm

In conjunction with the North East Meccano Society


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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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“The History, Development and Current Role of the British Transport Police”: A Talk by Timothy Woolven @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


01 June 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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The History, Development and Current Role of the British Transport Police: A Talk by Timothy Woolven @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


01 June 2017

1.45pm

Free to members of the Friends of the museum, guests please make a small donation.

A fascinating talk that will delight train enthusiasts and history buffs alike.


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Gallery Talk @ The Bowes Museum


02 June 2017

14:15

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


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Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


03 June 2017 - 04 June 2017

10.00–17.00

Make tracks to Shildon and enjoy a selection of splendid model railway displays in a range of gauges


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Gallery Talk – Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action @ The Bowes Museum


07 June 2017

2.15

Join Guest Curator, Veronique Gerard Powell, to learn more about the current exhibition Painting the Theatre: Garrick in Action.


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Who Are You? What Are You? The Human Body From Theology to Biology Study Day @ Durham Cathedral


10 June 2017

10.00am - 3.00pm, Prior's Hall

Donations of £10 welcome on the day

The Revd Canon Professor Simon Oliver will explore questions of what it means to say we are made in God's image and how our understanding of human nature influences debates about issues in genetic medicine


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Celebrate In Style @ The Bowes Museum


10 June 2017

10.00 – 6.00

Combined admission to museum and grounds will be £2.50 per adult with children free

Join in to mark the Museum’s anniversary with a day of festivities for all the family in the Museum and grounds


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Science Sessions @ Life Science Centre


11 June 2017

£7.50 per session

Science Sessions are hands-on activities organized for young people aged 13+ who like hands-on science.


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Cab It! @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


17 June 2017 - 18 June 2017

10.00–16.00

Our excellent volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and give insights into the locomotive footplates, cabs and controls.


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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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Evening Talks @ Palace Green Library


19 June 2017

6–8pm

£12.50 (includes exhibition entry, both talks below, and a drink)

Join the Palace Green Library for two evening talks relating to time travel, futures, literature and art.


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Time Travellers @ Palace Green Library


22 June 2017

6pm and 7.30pm

£7.50 (includes entry to the exhibition), or £5 for under 30s. Over 18s only

Start the evening with some creative crafts and make something to take away with you before you enter the Time Machines exhibition for a special interactive story show


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Richard III and the Wider World @ The Bowes Museum


28 June 2017

10.30 – 3.00

£3.00, inc. light refreshments

Richard III and historical enthusiasts are invited to a varied programme of talks looking at the Northern attitude towards the King


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Toy & Train Collectors’ Fair @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


01 July 2017 - 02 July 2017

10.00–17.00

Buy, sell and swap model railways, tinplate and die-cast toys and lots more at a two-day collectors' extravaganza.


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The Dating Game: Arthur Holmes’ Dream to Date the Age of the Earth @ Palace Green Library


05 July 2017

1-2pm

This talk will cover Arthur Holmes’ time in Durham and his remarkable quest to date the age of the Earth.


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Artists at the Stage Door: Theatrical Portraits in the Age of Garrick and Beyond @ The Bowes Museum


05 July 2017

2.30

In 18th and 19th-century London, artists looked to the theatres to find star subjects for celebrity portraits.


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“Steam in Northumbria”: A Talk by Ian McInnes @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


06 July 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 July 2017

14:15

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


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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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Doll's House Fair @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


09 July 2017

10.00–17.00

In association with Cleveland Miniaturists, Locomotion presents a day of delights for miniaturists and collectors.


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Vintage Car Rally @ Woodhorn Museum


09 July 2017

11am-4pm

Enjoy a grand day out at Woodhorn's Vintage Car Rally.


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Classic Car Rally @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


16 July 2017

10.00–17.00

This classic car spectacular is the perfect opportunity for photography, and is suitable for the whole family.


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Stationary Engine Rally @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


29 July 2017 - 30 July 2017

10.00–17.00

Come along to Shildon for your chance to see stationary engines in all their glory.


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Travelling With Time: Stories from the Greenwich Observatory @ Palace Green Library


02 August 2017

1-2pm

In this lively illustrated talk, David Rooney tells the tale of how Greenwich Mean Time was distributed from the Royal Observatory Greenwich


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Gallery Talk @ The Bowes Museum


03 August 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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Tour of the Archives @ Discovery Museum


07 August 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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Tynemouth Mini Club Present The Geordie Job @ Woodhorn Museum


13 August 2017

11am-5pm

The Geordie Job is a car show for classic and modern Mini's and will include The original 1960 MK1, Mini vans and a selection of 1980s and 1990s Mini Coopers.


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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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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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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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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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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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