The Tube

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Do you remember 1980s hit show The Tube?

Neon Tube sign


Until 30 June 2016 (historic exhibition)


Top 1980s television show, The Tube, was filmed right here in Newcastle bringing some of the biggest names in music to the North East including Tina Turner and Sir Paul McCartney as well as launching the careers of relatively unknown acts, such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood who went on to have global success.

This small display brings together items from the show and our collections as well as digital stories of those who used to work on the production of the show, to offer visitors a trip down memory lane and the opportunity to reminisce about one of the most popular TV shows of the 1980s that influenced the future of live music and entertainment television.