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THE BEVIN BOYS – WAR’S FORGOTTEN WORKFORCE @ Mining Art Gallery


28 March 2018 - 30 September 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Adults £4 Concessions £3 Under 16s Free

A new temporary exhibition opens in the Mining Art Gallery this spring, celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Bevin Boys, featuring works by local mining artists.


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Robots – then and now exhibition @ Life Science Centre


26 May 2018 - 02 December 2018

Day tickets start at £8.00 for children aged 5-17 to £36.00 for a family ticket. Children aged 4 and under go free.

Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.


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Pitmen Painters: Resurfacing @ Woodhorn Museum


26 May 2018 - 16 September 2018

Discover, explore and celebrate the story and work of the Pitmen Painters, the Ashington Group of artists whose story is rooted in Northumberland and which continues to inspire people today with a special programme of exhibitions, events and things to do.


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Charlotte Rhead: Between Art & Industry @ The Bowes Museum


26 May 2018 - 09 September 2018

A selection of items from a private collection of work by this talented ceramic designer, showing the variety of styles and techniques that she created for Crown Ducal between the years 1932 and 1942.


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It’s Rocket Science @ Discovery Museum


22 June 2018 - 09 September 2018

10am – 6pm

Robert Stephenson’s iconic steam locomotive Rocket returns to Tyneside, on loan to Discovery Museum from the Science Museum Group as part of Great Exhibition of the North.


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The Rocket Reimagined @ Discovery Museum


22 June 2018 - 09 September 2018

10am-6pm

Donations welcome

Travel back to 1829 via virtual reality to experience the sight and sound of the early steam age...


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Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 @ Discovery Museum


22 June 2018 - 09 September 2018

10am-6pm

Donations welcome

This celebratory exhibition traces the involvement of the North in The Great Exhibition of 1851, the development of the Commission’s London estate and the work carried out by current 1851 sponsored researchers in universities and companies across the North of England.


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LNER at Discovery Museum @ Discovery Museum


05 July 2018 - 09 September 2018

10am-6pm

Donations welcome

Get a taster of what it’s like to drive LNER's Azuma train through simulator technology and discover the different jobs/roles on the East Coast line with LNER’s VR (virtual reality) experience.


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Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore @ The Bowes Museum


07 July 2018 - 06 January 2019

This exclusive show presents 200 stunning images by the king of catwalk photography, Chris Moore. Capturing six decades of iconic fashion moments, Moore’s photographs feature alongside some of the garments themselves, from leading designers including Vivienne Westwood, Prada, Comme Des Garçons, Giles Deacon and Jean Paul Gaultier to name a few.


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The BFG in Pictures @ The Bowes Museum


14 July 2018 - 30 September 2018

Everyone’s favourite giant is coming to The Bowes Museum in a magical exhibition of Quentin Blake’s illustrations; the first major display of artwork by Blake for Roald Dahl’s enduring tale.


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Fashion on a Plate: 1950’s Contemporary Tableware @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


14 July 2018 - 02 September 2018

10.00am – 4.00pm

An exhibition of the modern and striking tableware produced during the 1950's.


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Robots Activity Trail @ Life Science Centre


21 July 2018 - 02 September 2018

Families are invited to explore an activity trail through Life Science Centre’s blockbuster exhibition Robots – then and now this summer holidays as part of an action-packed day at the visitor attraction.


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Exhibition on Plastics in Birds @ Tower House Gallery


25 July 2018 - 31 August 2018

If you feel strongly about the tide of plastic around us come and have a look at some of the research showing the results of it. Or if you would like to do something about it then there are ways you could help.


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Relaxed Early Opening: It's Rocket Science @ Discovery Museum


28 July 2018 - 25 August 2018

Saturday 28 July, 9 - 10am / Wednesday 15 August, 9 – 10am / Saturday 25 August, 9 – 10am

Donations welcome

This is a great opportunity to explore It’s Rocket Science an hour before we open to the general public, providing a quieter and more relaxed experience.


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