Newcastle’s Brampton Museum and Art Gallery is set to partially reopen this weekend, welcoming visitors to its first exhibition in the new Jim Wain Courtyard Gallery space.
The museum has been closed for the last 18 months. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery and the support of Newcastle Civic Society, extensive work has been carried out to redevelop the council-owned museum, and to renew its offering to visitors. The new gallery is named after one of Newcastle Civic Society’s founders. A new cafe is also set to open shortly.
The first exhibition in the new space, “Arthur Berry: A Ragged Richness”, is presented by Burslem’s Barewall Gallery. It will show the work of artist Arthur Berry, often dubbed the Lowry of The Potteries.