The Great Exhibition of the North

Be part of the largest event in England in 2018 and join a team of 1,000 passionate and enthusiastic volunteers over the 80-day, once in a lifetime event. Find out more and sign up here


It's Rocket Science - Great Exhibition of the North @ Discovery Museum »

We are expecting 3 million visitors over 9 weeks. As a Get North Volunteer you will bring the Great Exhibition to life, helping to celebrate The North and being part of its story.

Get North Volunteer programme »

We are calling out to passionate and enthusiastic people to extend the Great Exhibition of the North team to deliver our ambitious plans, and be part of this extraordinary summer of events in NewcastleGateshead

Give a Day or Two

Dedicate a day or two to volunteering


Social Sewing at the Shipley »

Come along for some sociable sewing, and help us make a beautiful play mat for baby sessions at the gallery.

Family Event assistant at the Laing art gallery and Shipley art gallery »

The Laing Art Gallery and Shipley Art Gallery run drop-in art activities and workshops for families during the school holidays on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Come and help us get creative and crafty this summer.

Regular Help

Weekly and monthly volunteer roles


Hatton Volunteer Guides »

This volunteer will interact with visitors to the gallery, enhancing their experience of the exhibitions and the works on show. Volunteers will also give guided tours as and when appropriate.

Glenn Brown and The Enchanted Garden, Laing art gallery »

The Laing are hosting two incredibly exciting shows, Glenn Brown; featuring the artists own work curated with the Laing’s collection and Enchanted Gardens featuring work by Monet, Morris, Rossetti and Pissaro

Hour or Two

Spend a morning or afternoon with us


Write a review »

Enjoyed an exhibition? Wowed by a workshop? Spread the word by writing a review.

Log a wildlife sighting »

Record and submit your wildlife sightings while out and about.

Just a Minute

Challenges you can complete in minutes


Dive in! »

Use our Collections Dive discovery search engine, then share what you find.

Post a photo »

Take a photo of something you've enjoyed on your visit, then share it on social media.

School Work Experience

This is aimed at School Age people, only, who require work experience from their school. School Work Experience students are now welcome to apply for a week with TWAM. Please click to see availability and apply.

Do it Together

Volunteer with family and friends


Family Photographers »

Share a photo of your family's visit to the museum!