Have you got an image?
We are living in extraordinary times and we have launched an ambitious project to develop a photographic record of the impact of the Coronavirus on everyday life. We are asking people who live, work and visit the North Tyne and Redesdale area to help by capturing images on their phones and cameras of how Covid-19 is affecting their lives and communities.
We would like to invite you to take photographs of life under lockdown and the effects of the virus as you go about your everyday lives.
We have now made some of our Digital Collections available online. There are over 54,000 names in our ancestry database, nearly 2,000 Courant clippings and nearly 2,000 images from the Collier Collection (which is 100 years old). You can search these databases to see if you can find anything of interest or, you never know, you might find a picture of a relative from a 100 years ago. Go one, you know you want a peek!
It's the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and we have a superb digital exhibition to show you as the Centre cannot be open due to Covid-19.
See, hear and absorb the fascinating history of this special part of Northumberland.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE. Many of our volunteers are in one or more risk categories for the virus. To protect them and you, our visitors, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Centre for the immediate future. We will re-open when it is safe to do so. Please keep an eye on the website and social media - we will be keeping it updated as to when we plan to re-open. Thanks for your understanding.
We have three exhibitions during 2020:
- 50th anniversary of the Postcard (1st October 1870)
- 130th anniversary of birth of Roderick (Roddy) Thompson (28th September 1890)
- 75th anniversary of ending of World War 2
These are all on hold due to Covid-19 but you may see them digitally soon! In addition we have a book on Roderick (Roddy) Thompson, photographer, to launch.
Classic and Vintage Vehicle Day 2020
In the current Coronavirus pandemic and lcokdown we have unfortunately cancelled the annual "Classic and Vintage Vehicle Day" for this year. The Centre is also closed for the forseeable future.
We have revamped the entrance and lobby to the centre for the 2019 season making it a more attractive and useable welcome for the visitor.
We have also introduced audio guide equipment for visitors to use to explain some of the key parts of the museum exhibition as they walk around it.
What's on the Menu?
The Carriages Tearoom. Open every day except Christmas Day
Tel: O1434 221151
School Visits & Children
"A tremendous effort! So creative; really something to be proud of.
Congratulations to all involved."
Memory Lane / Group Visits
Fancy a trip down memory land or use of a memory box for your group or educational class (at any level)? We have four offerings available.
Become a Friend
For a modest annual fee you’ll get an invitation to special events, a heritage-packed newsletter and free admission to see all our temporary exhibitions. (Friends can also bring guests for free.) You’ll also be helping us look after and promote the heritage of the area.