North East
England

The North East Family Arts Network 

From Northumberland in the north to the Tees Valley in the south, we support the region’s culture sector to broaden family audiences and ensure their offer is led by the needs of diverse families.

Established in 2013, we provide training, share best practice and connect with families through the innovative Family Explorers North East digital project. 

Our vision: The cultural sector thrives and all North East families’ lives are enriched by superb arts and culture.

Members 

Our members represent a breadth of cultural genres including museums, galleries, performance venues and festivals.  

If you are interested in joining us, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Our network offers members:

  • Training and discussion on achieving a truly family friendly, inclusive offer 
  • Collaborations and connections with organisations who can help us all achieve our vision  
  • The opportunity to reach thousands of families through Family Explorers North East  
  • A regular newsletter sharing tips for engaging diverse families  

Family Explorers North East

Family Explorers North East is a digital project set up in response to research establishing the support families in our region needed to try new cultural venues and genres. 

We host a Facebook Group community where thousands of families go to recommend events and ask their peers questions.  

We gather feedback from these families and post event recommendations from the members of our network, all of whom have committed to the Family Arts Standards. 

Families also receive a regular e-newsletter and use venue listings on our website. 

Sallyanne

Sallyanne Flemons is the Family Arts Ambassador for the North East. The lead organisation for the project is Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

The North East England Network is part of the Family Arts Network Ambassador Programme. Find out more about the Ambassadors and the Programme.

Organisations in the North East England network:

English Heritage North East:
Chesters Roman Fort & Museum
English Heritage North East:
Corbridge Roman Town
English Heritage North East:
Housesteads Roman Fort
English Heritage North East:
Lindisfarne Priory
English Heritage North East:
Prudhoe Castle
English Heritage North East:
Tynemouth Priory
English Heritage North East:
Warkworth Castle
Museums Northumberland:
Berwick Museum and Art Gallery 
Museums Northumberland:
Hexham Old Gaol 
Museums Northumberland:
Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum 
Sunderland Culture:
The Fire Station
Tees Valley Museums:
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
Tees Valley Museums:
Dorman Museum
Tees Valley Museums:
Hartlepool Art Gallery
Tees Valley Museums:
Kirkleatham Museum
Tees Valley Museums:
Museum of Hartlepool
Tees Valley Museums:
Preston Park Museum & Grounds
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Arbeia
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Discovery Museum
Great North Museum logo
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Great North Museum
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Hatton Gallery
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Laing Art Gallery
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Segedunum Roman Fort
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Shipley Art Gallery
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums:
Stephenson Steam Railway

Would your organisation like to join this Network?

Get in touch with Rukhsana Jahangir, Campaign Manager on rukhsana.jahangir@thealbany.org.uk to find out more information