TMA Architects' portfolio of Culture and Tourism projects includes museums, art galleries, art studios, visitor centres, libraries and arts projects.

The most recent project is the 2010 RIBA award winning £26m Great North Museum where we worked with Farrells and Casson Mann to reinvent the former Hancock Museum as a destination of national importance.  Appointed as conservation architects, the practice had responsibility for the refurbishment and restoration of the original 4000m2 Victorian museum building.  The project involved many interesting and challenging conservation and restoration aspects to the construction work.

The new museum combines the collections of the Hancock Museum, Newcastle University Museum of Antiquities, The Shefton Museum and the Hatton Gallery.

These combined collections form a massive bio-wall that celebrates the diversity of the animal kingdom, a life size T-Rex dinosaur skeleton, an interactive model of Hadrian's Walls and objects and artifacts from Ancient Greece and Egypt.