Lost Dialects

Free

Ongoing Exhibition

This free exhibition celebrates ‘lost words of the North East Dialect’ – words that are slowly disappearing from everyday conversations.

Language and words evolve however this exhibition looks to reignite an interest and use of words that were long used in local shipyards, mines and in street games and social gatherings and risk being lost forever.

It features a jukebox of North East songs performed by Benny Graham, accompanied by Chuck Fleming, and an interactive quiz to test your knowledge and understanding of the North East Dialect.

You can also donate your favourite ‘lost words’.

If you have a disability of any kind or you require special assistance, please contact us on 0191 427 1818.

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