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What's On This Month

THERE’S plenty to celebrate this month, we’ve got lots to keep the family entertained. There is no extra charge for the day time events; admission is included in the regular museum entry price.

Open Stores - Museum opening hours, 10am - 4pm
Step behind the scenes to see hundreds of exciting items from our vast, world-class collections – featuring everything from 1980s and 1950s objects to Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian artefacts. The store, located in the Regional Resource Centre is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

International Women's Day - Sunday 8th March
Celebrate International Women's Day and come see the 'Wor Women' exhibition by the Tyneside Women's Health group in The Town Bank Board Room. The Positive Notes choir will also be singing in the Pit Village Chapel.

Carlin Sunday - Sunday 22nd March
On the fifth Sunday in Lent, we will tell the story of carlin Sunday when Town and Pit Life staff will produce carlin based foods in No.2 Ravensworth Terrace and No.3 Francis Street. Pockerley Old Hall will also be cooking from a carlin based recipe.

Home Guard - Sunday 22nd March
Visit the 1940s Farm and take a look at Home Guard equipment. Brace yourself, you may get roped into Home Guard drill activities too!

See our calendar below for the dates of visiting Brass Bands and Choirs to the Museum.



Please note: Bands usually perform in the Redman Park Bandstand in the Town, and Choirs in the Pit Village Chapel. All times are approximate, please check with at admissions on the day of your visit for exact times.

All details correct at the time of publication. The Museum reserves the right to alter or withdraw any event without notice.


Please contact us if you have any queries. Tel: 0191 370 4000, email: