Stories of Service: Tyneside’s home front during the Second World War

A new exhibition exploring lesser known stories - with Imperial War Museums

Female worker at a Newcastle Shipyard during WWII. By Cecil Beaton (DB67) © Imperial War Museum

Dates

Saturday 18 June - Sunday 25 September

Visitor information

Ground floor

With Imperial War Museums (IWM). 

About

In this new exhibition Discovery Museum shares newly uncovered stories of women and other minoritised local people on Tyneside during the Second World War, from people who have come forward with their family tales.

Discovery Museum has been working with the Imperial War Museums (IWM)  to deepen the knowledge of the lesser known stories of people in Tyneside from the Second World War, before they are lost forever. These freshly discovered stories of women and other minoritised local people will be shared in this new exhibition. 

A digital installation from the Imperial War Museum which is touring the UK will also be on display, exploring these themes.  

Alongside the opening of new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries in 2021, Imperial War Museum's Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP) is supporting eight cultural heritage partners, including Discovery Museum, across the UK to engage with new audiences and share hidden or lesser-known, local stories related to these histories.

[Image: Unknown woman worker at a Newcastle Shipyard during WWII. By Cecil Beaton (DB67) © Imperial War Museum]