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Arcs & Sparks Success

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Arcs & Sparks


TWAM (Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums) Science & Industry Curator John Clayson reports that the FODMs supported Arcs & Sparks electrical collections project has been a great success.

In its first year of operation 321 people visited the accessible store and saw one of the best collections of early electrical equipment in the country.  Fourteen public tours and five specialist group tours were led by FODMs members Ed Dinning and Bob Heslop. This included sixty students from the Newcastle University Singapore Campus. Four tours were also provided for school groups.

As part of the TWAM First World War remembrance a “soundscape” installation was created in the collection store to dramatically emphasise the role of electrical technology in WW1.

The Arcs & Sparks tours take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and are free but booking is essential. Tel 0191 2326789 or email

Last changed: Dec 24 2015



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