Three Days… a Queen, a Prince and a 'King'

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Display commemorating Muhammad Ali's visit to South Shields in 1977

Ticket to see Mohammad Ali 16 July 1977


Until 16 December 2017 (historic exhibition)


A display celebrating 40 years since World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali visited South Shields, featuring images and objects from his visit.

The display also marks The Queen and Prince Philip’s visit to South Tyneside the same month during the Silver Jubilee celebration tour.

On 2 November we took a life size image of Ali around South Shields retracing the route he took.

We used his quotes as prompts to ask people questions about life - South Shields, their dreams, masculinity and identity. You can hear what the people of South Shields said here


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