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The Crusader 1 of 3 by Karl Hardy

The Crusader 1 of 3 by Karl Hardy

Posted on Friday 13th October 2017

THE CRUSADER Outreach and Community Participation are two things I am passionate about. Bringing visitors to our venues, and taking what our venues have to offer into communities across the region. TWAM is fortunate to [...]

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Lightly Seasoned by Karl Hardy

Lightly Seasoned by Karl Hardy

Posted on Wednesday 27th September 2017

I started in seasonal events volunteering in November 2015 at Discovery Museum before continuing at Stephenson Railway Museum later in the month. My very first role in events was Seasonal Events Volunteer at Discovery [...]

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Nailed It!!! – By Karl Hardy

Nailed It!!! - By Karl Hardy

Posted on Friday 8th September 2017

ARCHAEOLOGY UPDATE The Bainbridge project is now complete. Back in March I had a discussion about whether or not coal and iron nails were roman. I learned from research, they are, in fact, Roman. My volunteering certainly[...]

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Buses, Bristlebots, Blocks and Bioblitz – By Karl Hardy.

Buses, Bristlebots, Blocks and Bioblitz - By Karl Hardy

Posted on Thursday 31st August 2017

  August Best Bits Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society Day 15th August 2017 at Discovery Museum I accepted the Aycliffe and District Bus Preservation Society Day role in around April, because I like [...]

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In Context by Karl Hardy

In Context by Karl Hardy

Posted on Thursday 17th August 2017

I started volunteering as an Archaeology Finds Assistant in February this year, working alongside Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for four sites within Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, including our two Roman [...]

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Stephenson Railway Museum Fundraising

Posted on Tuesday 1st August 2017

The volunteers for Stephenson Railway Museum and North Tyneside Steam Railway Association are always fundraising to keep the work they do possible and firmly in peoples minds. Below is a Stop Press piece for the NTSRA [...]

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The Travelling Pavilion goes on tour by Karen Johnston

The Travelling Pavilion goes on tour by Karen Johnston

Posted on Thursday 27th July 2017

The Pavilion project launched on April 28th where volunteers and visitors could meet the artist Toby Paterson and quiz him on his structure. The Pavilion is designed to be entirely collapsible so that it can be easily [...]

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Exploring displacement in the modern day by Karen Johnston

Exploring displacement in the modern day by Karen Johnston

Posted on Wednesday 26th July 2017

Kath Boodhai and her wonderful team as part of the incentive ‘Try New Things’ presented a displacement tent as a temporary exhibition. The displacement tent was bolstered to the pavement outside the Discovery Museum [...]

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Roll up, roll up – try your luck on the old penny machines by Karen Johnston

Roll up, roll up – try your luck on the old penny machines by Karen[...]

Posted on Wednesday 26th July 2017

I absolutely love anything that is a little bit different which is why I am crazy for the ‘All the Fun of the Fair exhibition’ at the Discovery Museum this summer. Celebrating 135 years of the Hoppings festival, the[...]

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From the Mind of Hannah, All the Fun of the Fair

From the Mind of Hannah, All the Fun of the Fair

Posted on Tuesday 25th July 2017

“All the Fun of the Fair.” July 9, 2017July 9, 2017imaginehannah Discovery Museum’s latest exhibition celebrates 135 years of the Hoppings fair, an annual event which takes place on Newcastle’s Town Moor. When [...]

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