Tales of South Tyneside

See how South Tyneside has changed over the last 150 years

two children ride Muffin the Mule



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Open during normal gallery opening hours.

Donations welcome, free entry

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See how dramatically South Tyneside has changed over the last two centuries, from the boom in the Victorian times to the decline of major industries along the Tyne and the regeneration of the region recently.

Find the stories of local people and how they lived, worked, played and fought over the years. See a replica early 20th century kitchen, find out more about the bravery of John Simpson Kirkpatrick and see the impact the decline of key industries had on the area.

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