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Ways to Play this summer at Tyne and Wear Museums

Ways To Play

Ways to Play – Summer holiday events and activities at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums 

Families are invited to enjoy a great value day out across museums and galleries on Tyneside.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Tyne and Wear Metro are continuing their award-winning partnership to offer families low-cost fun days out.
At a time when everyone is conscious of rising costs, Tyneside’s museums are offering a range of high quality, low-cost events at well-loved family destinations across South Tyneside, North Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead. All of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ venues are near a Metro station, so families can take advantage of free travel for children under 11, with a fare paying adult.
The Ways to Play campaign is inspired by the range of ways a child can play, and encourages children to be active, creative and imaginative. Highlights of the Ways to Play programme include: a Family Arts Festival at Shipley Art Gallery; Heritage Train Rides at Stephenson Steam Railway and a whole host of family-friendly activities at Discovery Museum.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums first partnered with Tyne and Wear Metro on the Ways to Play campaign in Summer 2021. The campaign has since received recognition at the North East Culture awards in 2022 by winning Best Arts and Business Partnership, as well as the best Not for Profit Marketing Award at the North East Marketing Awards in December 2022. It was also shortlisted at the Museum + Heritage Awards in May 2023 for Partnership of the Year.
Click to view the Ways to Play webpage.
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