South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Free Admission


    South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

    It was Constructed in 1860 as a home for the South Shields Literary.It became the town’s first free Public Library 1873 and it opened as a museum in 1876.


    The museum is spread over two floors.  telling the story of the borough's  industrial,  social and maritime history. Going back as far from 4,000 years ago to the present day shows a range of  nationally significant works of art, displays and exhibitions.




    Opening Hours:

    Tuesday - 10am–5pm
    Wednesday - 10am–5pm
    Thursday - 10am–5pm
    Friday - 10am–5pm
    Saturday - 11am–4pm
    Sunday - Closed
    Monday - 10am–5pm





    Ocean Rd, South Shields NE33 2JA


    0191 211 5599


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