A lot of museums and historic houses have been reported as areas of the supernatural, from folklore, with ghost trails and paranormal histories that would make anybody shiver. It makes sense after all, with such places having an immense amount of – well- history, that the supernatural would surely come with it at some point. […]
Jarrow Hall Museum loses its marbles at the Big Local Jarrow’s Mental Health Day with our Curious Collection!
What can we learn about our mental health from these cool, curious objects?
Animals have escaped into the museum! We have to find them before they damage any delicate artefacts! Right? Animals don’t belong in museums! … Or so you would think! It turns out that some of our domestic animals have actually been hiding around our exhibitions this whole time. It makes a bit more sense when […]
More Basketry at Jarrow Hall! Once again Ruth from Sylvan Skills was back on the 22nd October 2022 to teach our volunteers and staff a bit more about basketry as part of the heritage skills workshop series delivered within our National Lottery Heritage Fund funded project Skills from the Past for the Future. This time, […]
Early Medieval Leatherwork On the 16th October 2022, our volunteers and staff attended another heritage skills workshop as part of our National Lottery Heritage Fund funded project Skills from the Past for the Future. The workshop was delivered by Andy Bates, from Hazelsong Theatre, specialised in heritage crafts, but also traditional music and folk song, […]
The first Basketry Workshop! And after a little Summer break, on the 17th September our heritage skills workshop series funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund took a start with a fantastic full day of Basketry delivered by our phenomenal Ruth and her team from Sylvan Skills! Baskets tend to get forgotten when reconstructing the […]