Andy and I visited the Discovery Museum which is housed in the former Co-operative Wholesale Society Headquarters for the Northern Region. It was a fascinating way to spend a couple of hours particularly in the galleries focusing on social history.

My favourite thing was the gigantic relief map (or model) made for the 1929 North East Coast Exhibition (described by Pathé as a miniature Wembley).

Five Minutes At The North East Coast Exhibition Newcastle (1929)

Here are a few sections running west to east.

City centre
City centre
Ouseburn
Ouseburn
Albert Edward Dock
Albert Edward Dock
North and South Shields
North and South Shields