Museum Socials

Free drop-in coffee mornings at North East museums and galleries. Meet new people, socialise and improve your wellbeing.

People enjoying a social event at an art gallery


Tuesday 6 December

Visitor information


10.30am - 12.30pm


Free entry. donations welcome

Drop in, no booking required


Are you ready to get back out and meet people?

Socialising and connecting with others is important. Going to a museum or gallery and meeting new people can make you feel happier and healthier. It can also improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Communities team are inviting you to a free drop-in Museum Social every first Tuesday of the month across our museums and art galleries.

We’ll have free tea, coffee and refreshments on the go and you’ll be able to chat to museum staff. We’ll also have informal tours of new and permanent displays and collections highlights for you to learn about.

These events are free and for everyone.

Museum Socials full programme

Tuesday 7 June 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort

Tuesday 2 August 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Stephenson Steam Railway

Tuesday 6 September 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Great North Museum: Hancock

Tuesday 4 October 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Discovery Museum

Tuesday 1 November 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Tuesday 6 December 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Hatton Gallery

Tuesday 7 February 2023, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Laing Art Gallery

Tuesday 7 March 2023, 10.30am - 12.30pm
Shipley Art Gallery