Portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery
Saturday 11 May - Saturday 14 September
During museum opening hours
The star of this exhibition is a portrait of the famous writer Charles Dickens on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.
A regular visitor to the North East, it is said that Dickens was inspired by a stay at Cleadon House in South Shields while writing Great Expectations.
[Image shown is of bust of Dickens of unknown origin, from the original South Shields Reading Rooms here.]