Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust

Tackling North Eastern Cultural access, box by box

We are raising money to provide isolated school children, who would not usually be able to access life changing cultural experiences, with hands on museum handling boxes in their classroom followed by a workshop and access to an exhibition in one of our world-class museum and gallery venues.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1137867)

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Check mark Match funded

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Championed by Four Acre Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


Due to geographic or socio-economic reasons, educational isolation can negatively impact the social and educational development of children and young people. Geographic remoteness from cultural opportunities creates barriers to visiting museums and galleries. Socio-economic disadvantage places financial barriers for schools and families. Isolation from cultural activities such as museums, galleries and cultural diversity negatively impacts future opportunities for many isolated children.


We will provide 5 hard to reach primary schools in urban Gateshead and rural Northumberland with access to museum handling boxes to experience culture in their classroom. We will also provide transport to our museum and galleries to have a workshop with our learning team and visit an exhibition. Each of the educationally isolated schools will be chosen by geographic area, as well as instances of free school meals as an indices of social deprivation.