Travelling Ava loves a mini adventure. This time we decided to visit South Shields Museum and Art Gallery. Even though I only work 5 minutes away from the Museum I often forget to pop in. After this trip We will definitely be returning in the future.

Reason 1

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The special exhibitions on the first floor. During this mini adventure Travelling Ava got to see the Little Landmarks exhibition (17 June – 30 September 2017).

She loved visiting this exhibition. The landmarks made of Lego looked amazing and she got to learn a lot about each one. Did you know that Souter Lighthouse was almost called Lizard Lighthouse?

For more information about their exhibitions click the link to visit their website –

If you live in the town or you are just visiting for the day you should add it to your places to visit. South Shields Museum and Art Gallery may be small but it is perfectly formed with lots to see. It has a good selection of exhibitions, lots of local history, a creature corner, special exhibitions and art.

Travelling Ava loves Rory the lion.

She had lots of fun looking at all the different displays. She like to imagine stories that go with each object.

She tried one of the beds but it wasn’t very comfy. Beds on cruise ships are better.

Did you know Travelling Ava loves snakes. She really enjoyed visiting Creature Corner to see the snakes and spiders. She was less sure of the sailor (the sailor freaked me out).

Reason 2

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The second reason we will be going back to visit is The Victorian Pantry. As we already know one of the most important aspects of any adventure is cake. For Travelling Ava her ultimate sweet treat is scones with Jam. The Victorian Pantry have a lovely selection of refreshments, soups, sandwiches and heavenly cakes.

This was a wonderful mini adventure. We saw lots of interesting things. We found out some new facts about South Shields and we got jammy scones and a pot of tea. What more could you want from a mini adventure?

It is free to visit South Shields Museum and Art Gallery. It is also easy to access, it is a short walk from the Metro, the bus station and plenty of car parks in the town centre.

If you want to make a day of it it is only a short walk from the beach and from the beautiful South and North Marine Parks. You could visit the Roman Fort and The Word or go swimming at Haven Point. There is lots for you to do in South Shields.

As a little bonus Travelling Ava has put together a little game for you when you visit the museum.

Download the free pdf of Travelling Ava’s favourite things and see if you can find them too.

South Shields Museum Bingo

South Shields Museum Bingo

Have you ever visited South Shields Museum? Travelling Ava would love to hear from you. What was your favourite exhibition?

Thanks for reading. Have an awesome day.

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