The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell

Gertrude Bell
Date: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Kirkleatham Museum
Website: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/rcbcweb.nsf/Event?ReadForm&ID=DBFCAD8D52E884B380257F6C0058C5E9

Meet Gertrude Bell – a North East born explorer, archaeologist, diplomat, linguist, writer and mountaineer who was a key figure in the discussions that led to the creation of Iraq following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire.  Gertrude Bell spent a large part of her childhood in Redcar residing at the family home – Red Barns in Kirkleatham Street.

Featuring loans from the British Museum, Imperial War Museum, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Geographical Society the Extraordinary Gertrude Bell exhibition has been created in collaboration with the Great North Museum: Hancock and the Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University.  The exhibition runs until January 2017.


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