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North East

This section covers museum collections in the ceremonial counties of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

County Durham


The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

They say 'A French château in the vibrant market town of Barnard Castle in the midst of Teesdale, housing outstanding collections of European fine and decorative art.'


Oriental Museum, Durham

The Oriental Museum is the only museum in the North of Britain devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the Orient.  Our Chinese and Egyptian collections are among the finest to be found anywhere in Britain.





Corbridge Museum

They say 'here you can walk around the streets of what was once an active Roman Town. Inside the Museum see a fascinating new display which shows one of the most significant finds in Roman history.'


Great North Museum: Hancock

The Great North Museum incorporates collections from the Hancock Museum and Newcastle University’s Museum of Antiquities, the Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery.



Tyne and Wear


Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

They say 'We manage a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear. We are supported by the five local authorities of the area and Newcastle University.'





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