Do you have a story to tell us?

We received this lovely email from Shona Thomas, Curatorial Assistant at Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums this morning. Thank you Shona! We’re so glad you enjoyed the exhibition (and the pinboard) and could tell us more about the city… Lots of people have been telling us what is special about the city – and what needs protecting. It has been a really eye opening few days…
“I really enjoyed my visit this morning and have told everyone else how good your exhibition is!
I just thought I’d tell you where I stuck my pin: the medieval gatehouse of St Bartholomew’s Nunnery, now better known to folk who never look above the shopfronts as Yummies kebab shop. Back in the day, when Newgate Street was lined with the gable ends of thatched houses, the lane from the gatehouse led into the nuns’ orchard, with views across the fields to the Greyfriars’ monastery near Pilgrim Street…
Anyway, well done you and the team!”


So, we’re about halfway through the exhibition and have had around 1,300 people through the doors which is not bad for a ‘pop up’ exhibition!  But it’s not all about numbers and fortunately feedback on the exhibition has been overwhelmingly positive.

Comments from the visitor book and on twitter include:

“Thought-provoking exhibition”…”Highly recommended”…”Fascinating”…”excellent exhibition”…”well worth a visit!”

As the Pro Vice Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences Charles Harvey (a supporter of the exhibition) said “The exhibition and events seem to have fired the imagination for many. What an outstanding success!”

And this is what one visitor had to say about it 🙂



Sharing the Love…

One of the best things about working on Newcastle City Futures has been meeting and working with our vast network of partners.  The exhibition couldn’t have happened without the generosity of our partners, who have given us images, objects and models as well as good will!

Shona Thomas, Curatorial Assistant at the Discovery Museum, has been especially helpful and has written this lovely blog post ‘Sharing the Love’ about the experience…