South Shields Museum & Art Gallery


Explore the history of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits and stunning art. Relive the lifetime achievement of successful local author Catherine Cookson in ‘Tales of South Tyneside’, discover the ‘Changing Faces’ of the local landscape and industry, and take a fresh look at art in ‘Art Adventure’.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 11am-4pm. Sunday: Closed

Entry price: Free

  • North East history
  • art
  • animals
  • a nice cuppa
  • wildlife
  • getting north

Visitor Information

  • Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA
  • 0191 456 8740
  • Website


  • Access
  • Parking
  • Shop
  • Cafe
  • Baby change