At the heart of historic Washington village this picturesque stone manor house and its gardens provide a tranquil oasis, reflecting gentry life following the turbulence of the English Civil War.
The world under one roof…
Discover all about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, from the area's renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the eras and military history.
The Art Gallery features paintings by L S Lowry, as the museum has the largest collections of works by Lowry outside of Salford, together with Victorian masterpieces and artefacts from the four corners of the world. The stunning Winter Gardens stimulate the senses with over 2,000 flowers and plants brought together in a spectacular showcase of the world's natural beauty. The museum holds an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions which are accompanied by activities and events for all ages.
A range of fascinating locomotives are on display including George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket.
Collections held at the Museum mainly relate to the natural, social, industrial and maritime history of South Tyneside.