Stories of Service: Tyneside’s Home Front during the Second World War
August 3, 8:00 am - September 25, 5:00 pm
In this new exhibition Discovery Museum shares recently uncovered stories of Tyneside women, and the stories people who came to Tyneside from the African and Caribbean diaspora during the Second World War.
The stories of local women from Tyneside have never been known publicly and are the result of new research. 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.
You can also explore the digital touring display from IWM – One Story, Many Voices, an immersive sound installation from the Imperial War Museum, until 18 August.
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) supported 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.