Auckland Lates – Night Shift

Auckland Lates – Night Shift

Thursday 17 May 2018
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mining Art Gallery

The first of its kind in the UK, the Mining Art Gallery, Bishop Auckland, provides an emotive portrayal of coal mining through the eyes of people who lived it.

The dangerous conditions the men experienced underground and the unique strength of the communities surrounding them are brought vividly to life by artists including Norman Cornish, Tom McGuinness and Ted Holloway and highlight the significance of Mining Art in British Art history.

A special temporary exhibition, The Bevin Boys – War’s Forgotten Workforce, is on display at the gallery until autumn 2018 and pays tribute to some of the men conscripted to work in the mines during the Second World War.

To mark Museums at Night, Mining Art Gallery is hosting Auckland Lates – Night Shift, an opportunity to view the gallery outside its normal opening hours, enjoy music inspired by mining and try a complimentary Temperance cocktail.

For more information call 01388 743750 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm or email

Ticket prices

Adult: £4,Concessions: £3 (over 60s, full-time students, unwaged)
Under 16s: Free
Carers: Free*
Groups: Buy 10 and get the 11th ticket free (must be pre-booked)
Arts Pass/ Historic Houses members: Free

*If a visitor requires another person, as their companion or carer to enable them to access the museum, then this person is admitted free of charge.


Mining Art Gallery

28 Mar - 30 Sep The Bevin Boys Exhibition Begins on Wednesday, 28 March 2018