Saltwell Park Museum
Fascinating collections from Saltwell Towers are brought together at the Shipley
|Tuesday||10am - 4pm|
|Thursday||10am - 4pm|
|Friday||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday||10am - 5pm|
Free entry but donations are welcome.
For the first time in 50 years collections from Saltwell Towers in Saltwell Park are brought together for the public to enjoy here at the Shipley Art Gallery. The fascinating display includes glassware and ceramics, taxidermy, bird eggs, insects, minerals, fossils and geology, as well as objects donated from Gateshead residents.
Many of the items on display were on show in the museum at Saltwell Towers in Saltwell Park until the late 1960s, by which time the house had fallen into disrepair and the collections were at risk. In 1974, when Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums took over the running of the Shipley Art Gallery the collections were rescued and stored safely.
The refurbishment of the gallery and the new display were made possible through funding from the DCMS Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.