Getting Here

South Shields Museum
South Shields Museum

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

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By public transport

Metro "Take the kids for free all day, every day"

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to our venues by Metro. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Save on adult Metro fares too by using Pop Pay As You Go

Plan your journey in advance and track your Metro train in real time with the Pop app. Search 'Nexus Pop' on Google Play or the App Store.

Tyne and Wear Metro is our official Travel Partner.

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 rail

Mainline rail connections to Newcastle upon Tyne arrive at Central Station from there you can get the Tyne & Wear Metro to South Shields Metro Station, a short walk from South Shields Museum & Art Gallery.

Lumo is our national travel partner. Lumo is committed to providing sustainable train journeys - its trains are electric powered and 25 times cleaner than flying.

Buy train tickets from London, Edinburgh or Stevenage to Newcastle from Lumo.

More information about Northern Rail train services to Newcastle Central Station.

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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.

Nearby car parks
Denmark Centre Car Park, NE33 2LR (pay car park)