Early Years & Families

Engaging Experiences for Early Years & Families

Laing Under 5's

Across our nine venues, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) offers a range of interactive experiences for our youngest visitors and their families. Depending on which venue you are visiting you can choose to spend time exploring our Early Years Learning Spaces, pick up resource packs which will encourage growing minds to discover new things or join in with one of our Early Years and Family Fun.

Our Learning Spaces

Follow the links below to find out more about our Early Years Learning Spaces


Mouse House at the Great North Museum: Hancock

Designed to excite curiosity and encourage young children to explore, the Mouse House gallery is full of surprises introducing the museum’s exciting collections.


Under 5 Area at the Laing Art Gallery

The big mirror and painted landscape means dressing up becomes even more exciting and there are plenty of toys as well.


Play Tyne at the Discovery Museum

Themed around the River Tyne, visitors aged under seven years old can explore the many different ways water is used through hands-on interactives and activities.