Dame Catherine Cookson: Author, Artist, Philanthropist

An anniversary display - 21 years on

Dame Catherine Cookson laughs holding a cup of tea


Until 1 April 2020

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During museum opening hours 

First floor corridor 


A display commemorating one of Tyneside's most beloved women.

Dame Catherine Cookson is remembered 21 years after her death.

Part of the museum's Women 100, a programme started in 2018 sharing the stories of several exceptional women connected to South Tyneside as part of the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918.