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Fabricating Histories @ Discovery Museum


12 November 2016 - 21 May 2017

Weekdays 10am - 4pm; Weekends 11am - 4pm

Donations welcome

This exhibition celebrates the almost, might-have-been world, of Fabricating Histories!


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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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Chuffing Contraptions @ Life Science Centre


17 January 2017 - 31 March 2017

Included in Science Centre admission

We explore engineering and technology from the industrial revolution to the present day.


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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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Bones: Skeleton Secrets of the Animal World @ Great North Museum – Hancock


04 February 2017 - 14 May 2017

During museum opening hours

Donations welcome

2017's must-see family-friendly exhibition


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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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Is There Anybody Out There? @ Life Science Centre


10 February 2017 - 31 March 2017

Included in Science Centre admission

Could there be life on other worlds in our solar system, or even beyond it?


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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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NERA Exhibition - “Harrogate – Northallerton 1848 – 1967" @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


01 March 2017 - 12 April 2017

Normal entrance fee

A display to mark the 50th Anniversary of the closure of this line


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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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J.D ‘Okhai Ojeikere – Hairstyles and Headdresses @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


11 March 2017 - 22 April 2017

Hairstyles and Headdresses is the first UK exhibition of Nigerian photographer J.D ‘Okhai Ojeikere


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Osaka Trains Exhibition @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


27 March 2017 - 27 April 2017

10am to 4pm

The Osaka Trains exhibition will tell the story of five rail companies from Osaka


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Maker Faire UK 2017 @ Life Science Centre


01 April 2017 - 02 April 2017

Booking recommended

Maker Faire, a celebration of creation, crafts and cool stuff, is coming back to Life in April 2017


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Fabricating Histories: Curators Talk & Artist Demo @ Discovery Museum


01 April 2017

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Free, no booking required

With curator Dr. Claire Nally and artist Dr. Geof


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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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“AGM followed by A Brief Encounter with Flying Scotsman”: A Talk by Sam Woods @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


06 April 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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Bones: After Hours Talks @ Great North Museum – Hancock


07 April 2017

5.30 - 7.30pm

You decide the price! Book your free ticket online then pay what you want on the night.

Enjoy special after hours access and talks inspired by our Bones exhibition


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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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Sierra Leone No. 85 Farewell Party @ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon


08 April 2017 - 09 April 2017

10am to 4pm

Linking in to No. 85's grand tour, Locomotion will be hosting a farewell party!


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Discovering Animal Bones @ Great North Museum – Hancock


10 April 2017

10.30am - 12.30pm

Free (donations welcome). No booking required

Pop into the Bones Learning Zone to learn even more about animal skeletons


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Gallery Talk @ The Bowes Museum


13 April 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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them @ Great North Museum – Hancock


13 April 2017

11am / 12 noon / 2.30pm

Free (donations welcome). No booking required but limited capacity - first come, first served.

Join the ERIC North East team for talks about region's wildlife


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Sci-Fi Fair @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


15 April 2017

12 - 3.30pm

Don your Doctor Who scarf and get your lightsaber at the ready


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Live Animal Handling @ Great North Museum – Hancock


19 April 2017

11am - 3pm

Free (donations welcome). No booking required

Animal Story will be bringing a selection of their creatures to the museum this Easter


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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them @ Great North Museum – Hancock


20 April 2017

11am / 12 noon / 2.30pm

Free (donations welcome). No booking required but limited capacity - first come, first served.

Join the ERIC North East team for talks about region's wildlife


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Roman Empire Trail @ Great North Museum – Hancock


20 April 2017

10.30am - 12.30pm

Free (donations welcome). No booking required.

Go on our Roman trail and handle 3D scans of objects found on Hadrian's Wall


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Meet Dr Tom Hill @ Great North Museum – Hancock


21 April 2017

1-2pm

Free (donations welcome). No booking required.

Learn from Newcastle University's expert nutritionist about food and your bones


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Gallery Talk @ The Bowes Museum


28 April 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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Bones: After Hours Talks @ Great North Museum – Hancock


28 April 2017

5.30 - 7.30pm

You decide the price! Book your free ticket online then pay what you want on the night.

Enjoy special after hours access and talks inspired by our Bones exhibition


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“The Great Locomotive Chase – The Andrews Raid of 1862 & Buster Keaton’s the General”: A Talk by Ray State @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


04 May 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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Local History Month: Behind the Scenes Art Tour @ Shipley Art Gallery


04 May 2017

1.30pm - 3pm

£2.50

Delve a little deeper into the Shipley's collection


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Curator's Tour II @ South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


04 May 2017

11am

£4 (+booking fee)

Discover our hidden gems by embarking on a curator’s tour.


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Stitches in Time Tour @ Discovery Museum


04 May 2017

11am - 12pm

£4 - booking essential

This curator-led tour gives you a sneak peek into the vast vintage costume store


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Gallery Talk @ The Bowes Museum


05 May 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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The Shipley Centenary: An Architect’s View @ Shipley Art Gallery


06 May 2017

2 - 4pm

Tickets are free but must be reserved

Discover the history of the Shipley through an architect’s eyes


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Jonathan Long: Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, and the Face of the Nation @ The Bowes Museum


06 May 2017

2.30pm

Join Jonathan Long, Professor of German & Visual Culture at Durham University whose talk Martin Parr, Tony Ray-Jones, & the Face of the Nation complements the current exhibition Only in England


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Bones: After Hours Talks @ Great North Museum – Hancock


12 May 2017

5.30 - 7.30pm

You decide the price! Book your free ticket online then pay what you want on the night.

Enjoy special after hours access and talks inspired by our Bones exhibition


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Steampunk: A Role Playing Experience @ Discovery Museum


13 May 2017

11.30am - 3.30pm

£10, booking essential

Create your own character and role play through an adventure of mythic proportions...


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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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Tour of the Archives @ Discovery Museum


15 May 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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Talk: The Spark of Life: Frankenstein and Electricity @ Discovery Museum


16 May 2017

1pm - 1.45pm

£4, booking essential

Join historian Jo Bath for this exciting lunchtime history talk...


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Local History Month: Behind the Scenes Art Tour @ Shipley Art Gallery


16 May 2017

1.30pm - 3pm

£2.50

Delve a little deeper into the Shipley's collection


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Local History Month: Where There's A Will, There's A Way @ Shipley Art Gallery


19 May 2017

11am - 12pm

Free, booking required

The story behind the establishment of the Shipley Art Gallery


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“A visit to the seaside: A History of County Durham Railway Excursions from the 1840’s to the 1960’s, part 2”: A Talk by Colin Ryder @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


20 May 2017

1.30pm


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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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Vintage Rally Sunday @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


21 May 2017

11am – 3pm

Following on from last year’s success the Head of Steam will be holding its annual Vintage Rally event


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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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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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“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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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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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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“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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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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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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