Unseen Treasures

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.

A never-before seen private collection

Man looks at a picture in the gallery


Until 24 March 2018 (historic exhibition)


A rare glimpse of a South Tyneside art lover’s personal collection, amassed over 40 years from dealers, auctions and shops all over the world.

Depicting scenes of South Shields and the wider North East over the years, see paintings of Marsden Rock, the Rivers Tyne and Wear, South Shields market place and more.

Also featuring Durham Pit Lad Going Home by local favourite Ralph Hedley.