The team who worked on the Nexus knitted metro model. 7 women stoof posed around the model. The metro and ceiling is decorated with knitted pom poms and bunting.

A wooly version of one of Tyne and Wear’s most iconic engineering feats can be found at The Common Room from 26th August until the end of November!

30 knitters from Whitley Bay Big Local’s Knit and Natter Group worked with Nexus to create the 12ft knitted Metro carriage. The finished piece showcases iconic Metro livery colour schemes from the last 40 years, celebrating four decades of the Tyne and Wear Metro.

The talented group, who met over Zoom during lockdown, created individual pieces. Local artist Kelly Sheridan and a local knitting expert and owner of Ring-a-Rosie wool and crafts shop in Whitley Bay, Barbara Lowe, worked with the knitters to create the pattern and put the finished item together.

Booking information

This exhibition is available to view every day of our Opening Festival, but booking is required. If you have already booked a ticket for a workshop, activity or performance, access to the Nexus Knitted Metro Model is included on the same date. Otherwise, you will need to book a general admission ticket to access this exhibition.

Date: Select dates between Thursday 26th August – end of November

Times: 10am – 4pm

Location: Stephenson Room, The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 1SE.