Facilities for Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies

The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies is based in 18 Windsor Terrace, around the corner from the Robinson Library.

Classes take place in renovated lecture theatres and seminar rooms around the university campus. We regularly teach in the Bedson Teaching Centre, the King George VI building as well as in our seminar rooms in 18 Windsor Terrace.

Access to collections and exhibition spaces on campus

Hatton Gallery - exterior view The University has a large regional museum and an art gallery on campus, which hold important archaeological, art, and natural history collections. One of our major facilities is the Great North Museum : Hancock. These venues and the university collections are used extensively in the delivery of modules – providing an unparalleled teaching resource. For example, the Hatton Gallery is used as a venue for a student exhibition – an important element of the Art Museum and Gallery Studies programme.

Access to collections management facilities

A full range of environmental monitoring equipment is used in teaching of the Collections Management module. This equipment can be borrowed by students at anytime. Students also have access to specialist collections management software (MODES) used by UK museums and galleries.

Postgraduate student common room

A dedicated postgraduate common room is available in 18 Windsor Terrace for students who attend our Museum, Gallery and Heritage studies programmes. The common room is the place to unwind during lunch and tea breaks.

Information about University-wide student facilities and support is available on our Student Support pages.