Lego Competition

Why not have a go at this competition – build your own South Shields lego landmark!

To enter you’ll need to build a mini model no bigger than 0.5m square and post us a picture on either our facebook page or by emailing

Closing date for entries is midnight 21 May. The winner of the competition will have their model on display in the exhibition for the duration and be invited to the launch day on Saturday 17 June.

Click here to find out more.



Shakespeare Day 27th April 2017

What a fantastic day we have had today remixing Shakespeare. We were joined by year 9 students from Jarrow School and Hebburn Comprehensive School.

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The students have studied sections of Macbeth with a focus on the three witches scenes.

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We had an immersive storytelling experience in Story World.

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Students have made some fabulous Lego animations using ipads, interpreting the scene in new and imaginative ways.

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The students also performed “Live Tweets” in our media studio where they identified with their favourite Shakespearean character in 140 characters or less.

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Code is the New Word

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We are very excited to announce the launch of our ‘Code is the new Word’ Week which is running from April 5th – 12th.

It is a celebration of everything  ‘code’ and features a range of taster workshops for all ages. All sessions are absolutely free!!

Sessions will  also highlight careers available  in the digital skills sector.

Bookings to be made on

Brochure showing full range of activities can be found here.