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From Scribbles to Masterpieces: A Guide to Introducing Art to Children

Ready for a Shaun-tastic day out?

What can you get up to during your visit?

Hancock Gallery and Shaun on the Tyne and have something very important in common…a love of Art! Our aim, with a bit of help from Shaun, is to make art accessible to everyone and this Summer we’ve made it our mission to help young budding artists discover the fun and mischief of art.

Located on the first floor of our gallery, we invite you to step into our Shaun on the Tyne experience room. Learn about mischievous artists who have made history, get stuck into our art activities and create your own masterpieces, chill out in our video corner or get a selfie with Shaun and Bitzer. And for the grown ups… you can wander around our three floors filled with art from renowned and emerging artists, shop in our book store or simply watch on while the little ones get creative.

Opening Times

Tuesday - Saturday 10AM - 5PM

Entry: Free

Stair access only.

We do ask that children are supervised during their visit to the Shaun on the Tyne experience room.

“Art is universal… as such it’s an amazingly strong tool for building confidence in all our lives – there is no right or wrong!”

New to Hancock Gallery? This is where to find us.

Hancock Gallery is located on Jesmond Road West, you can find us a very short walk from either Haymarket or Jesmond Metro station. Our gallery is set amongst beautiful Georgian townhouses and there is on-street metered parking directly outside the gallery or in the Civic Centre car park.

Getting to know the world of art

Getting to know the world of art

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