Getting Here

miniature railway at South Shields in 1950s

Miniature railway at South Shields in 1950s

South Shields Museum is located in South Shields town centre on the pedestrianised part of Ocean Road.

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By public transport

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to South Shields Museum by the Metro and / or Ferry.  Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Find out more

The museum is less than a five minute walk from South Shields Metro and bus station and a five to ten minute walk from the Shields Ferry landing.

From the Metro station turn right at the bottom of the steps down from the platform and head along the pedestrian street (King Street) past the cross roads into Ocean Road. The museum entrance is on the right opposite the Kirkpatrick pub.

From the bus station head towards the pedestrianised part of Fowler Street (McDonalds is on the left corner) and turn left. At the corner with Barclays bank turn right and you'll find the museum on your right.

From the ferry landing head up the pedestrian walkway to the market square. Cross the square onto the pedestrianised King Street and continue along this street for 500 yards until you see the museum on your right.

For more information on public transport, please visit the NEXUS website.

By car

The museum doesn't have a car park, however there is street parking available on Ocean Road after the Anderson Street junction. Alternatively there is a public multi-storey car park off Anderson Street. Ensure you follow signs for South Shields town centre and then the A183 towards the seafront to find the areas to park.

Coaches and taxis can drop off in the layby on Anderson Street or at nearby Mile End Road.