Dame Catherine Cookson: Author, Artist, Philanthropist

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.

An anniversary display - 21 years on

Dame Catherine Cookson laughs holding a cup of tea


Until 16 December 2019 (historic exhibition)


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.