Northern pioneers: TWAM receives funding to support Great Exhibition events 6/10/2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums £813k to transform the Great North Museum Hancock ahead of the Great Exhibition of the North. There will be reinvigorated displays and new loans, alongside a public programme of events and performances. The public will also have an opportunity to work with technological, art and history experts to create an installation on Northern pioneers. The Great North Museum will also be hosting Stephenson’s Rocket on loan from the Science Museum. The Great Exhibition is taking place from 22nd June to 9th September 2018, and is expected to draw millions of visitors to Newcastle-Gateshead.  HLF