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South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

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Great tea room

Very well done! Tea room was a surprise and crumpets with cheese was right up my street Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan D
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London, United Kingdom
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Fabulous Exhibition

The king coal exhibition is fabulous, the Bob Olley paintings have a real humour and a nobility... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter A
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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For the last 150 years, South Shields Museum & Art Gallery has been in the heart of South Shields, bringing world-class exhibitions and events to the region. Celebrating South Tyneside’s rich heritage and more, the Museum brings to life stories from...more
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4 Ocean Road, South Shields NE33 2JA, England
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+44 191 211 5599
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We knew nothing of this museum, prior to finding it on a trip to South Shields, but it was certainly a memorable visit. The displays and paintings about the history of coal mining were very informative and interesting.

Thank Sham P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done! Tea room was a surprise and crumpets with cheese was right up my street Very reasonable pricing in a free museum

Thank Bryan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The king coal exhibition is fabulous, the Bob Olley paintings have a real humour and a nobility about them, the artificacts on display give a genuine insight to a dead industry. The rest of the museum harks back to a simpler age, with less bells...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great museum with a lot of interesting exhibits to have a look at. You can find out who invented the lifeboat which would right itself and about the dispute as to who exactly this was, and you can read about Catherine Cookson who...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I popped into the museum whilst in Tow to see the King Coal exhibition. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very informative. The rest of the museum is well worth a visit also.

Thank Paradise800238
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Went specifically to view the King Coal exhibition by local artist Bob Olley. Had a good look around the rest of the exhibits and viewed the menu for the delicious Victorian Pantry ( had just eaten or would definitely sampled the menu). The exhibition is...More

Thank juliewils
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Great place to visit and free! Really interesting museum and child friendly. Staff are very pleasant and helpful. The coal exhibition that is on at the moment is excellent. Plenty to see and interest both young and adults.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hi Thank you for your wonderful review of South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. I'm glad you think so. I will pass your comments on to the team. I do hope you'll come again. Geoff Woodward Museum Manager

Reviewed July 23, 2018

A nice tea room and museum. The food is very nice and reasonably priced and when you have finished you can walk around the museum and look at the history of days gone bye.More

Thank Carol C
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hello Carol Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to South Shields Museum & Art Gallery and Victorian Pantry cafe. I'll pass your comments on to the chef. I do hope you will visit the museum and cafe...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018

Surprisingly good. Looks small when downstairs in the shop area but quite roomy upstairs. Interesting local artifices and information. A good way to spend some time. Small cafe inside too.

Thank Linda T
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hello Linda Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit. The upstairs temporary exhibition space changes regularly so we try and offer our visitors something different each time they visit. I hope you'll visit again. Geoff Woodward Museum Manager

Reviewed July 1, 2018

Free entry - yes free. Somewhere great to take the kids on a rainy day or, with the current weather somewhere to go to get out of the sun ! We always visit this museum when we visit South Shields - it's a gem! Sorry...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. It;'s always great to hear such positive feedback, and I hope we will see you again. Geoff Woodward Museum Manager

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