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South Shields Museum & Art Gallery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Ocean Rd, South Shields NE33 2JA, UK


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About South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery has been at the heart of the community, bringing world-class exhibitions and events to the region.The Museum today occupies the whole of the former Library building and the fine art collection consists of approximately 500 items. The collection includes works by nationally recognised artists such as 'The Last Boat In' by Charles Napier Hemy, 'The Approaching Storm' by Thomas Sidney Cooper, and 'Blackberrying' by Harold C. Harvey.

Attractions Near South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort0.59km from South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Arbeia was a large Roman fort in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England, now ruined, and which has been partially reconstructed. It was first excavated in the 1870s and all modern buildings on the site were cleared in the 1970s. It is managed by Tyne and Wear Museums as Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum.

South Marine Park
South Marine Park0.68km from South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

South Marine Park is the crown jewel at the heart of South Shields seafront and is a must to visit. For over 100 years it has been a place for walking, dancing, relaxing, playing and socialising. The park is a popular destination for tourists, day trippers, schools and community groups alike.

Fish Quay
Fish Quay1.28km from South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

North Shields Fish Quay is a fishing port located close to the mouth of the River Tyne, in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, North East England, 8 miles east of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. The quay was originally located here to serve the nearby Tynemouth Castle and Priory. The Fish Quay was once the biggest kipper producer in the UK, but the fall in herring stocks has reduced the trade to a single smokery. A number of traditional smokehouses still exist but have been converted to other uses.

Collingwood Monument
Collingwood Monument1.91km from South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

The Collingwood Monument is a Grade II* listed monument in Tynemouth, England, dedicated to Vice Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. A Napoleonic-era admiral noted for being second-in-command to Admiral Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar, Collingwood is sometimes referred to as the forgotten hero of Trafalgar. The position of the monument marks Collingwood's family connection with North Shields and allows the statue to be seen from the sea and the river

Northumberland Park
Northumberland Park2.06km from South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Northumberland Park is a sheltered Dene formed by the Pow Burn as it flows from its source near Preston Village and runs down to enter the River Tyne at the Fish Quay. It is situated between two conservation areas - Tynemouth Village and North Shields Fish Quay which have recently been incorporated within the Tynemouth Conservation area. The park is bordered by King Edward Road to the north and Tynemouth Road to the south on which are situated the main entrances.

Tynemouth Priory and Castle
Tynemouth Priory and Castle2.26km from South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Tynemouth Castle is located on a rocky headland , overlooking Tynemouth Pier. The moated castle-towers, gatehouse and keep are combined with the ruins of the Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried. The coat of arms of the town of Tynemouth still includes three crowns commemorating the tradition that the Priory had been the burial place for three kings.

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