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Galleries and Museums

While world-class cultural attractions like BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art hold exhibitions from leading contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst and Yoko Ono, we’ve a wealth of smaller commercial and public galleries welcoming well-known and emerging contemporary artists to the area and displaying sought-after classical pieces from the greats.

The Laing is always worth a visit for its permanent collection which includes John Martin's breathtaking ‘The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah’ and William Holman Hunt's poignant painting of ‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’, whilst the Biscuit Factory, the UK’s biggest commercial gallery, is the perfect place to start or expand your collection.

History is brought to life at Beamish Museum where visitors can step back in time and see what life was like in the North East during the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods follow that with a visit to  Bede's World where you can travel even further back in time to get a taste of Medieval Northumbria!

The Victoria Tunnel runs beneath the city from the Town Moor down to the Tyne. The tunnel is open all year round to the public for guided tours which include fantastic sound and visual effects.

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  1. Add Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum. to your Itinerary

    Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum.

    Wallsend

    Segedunum Roman Fort is the gateway to Hadrian's Wall. Explore the excavated fort site, visit reconstructions of a Roman bath house, learn about the history of the area in the museum and enjoy the view from the 35 metre viewing tower.

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    Free
  2. Add Life Science Centre to your Itinerary

    Life Science Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The Life Science Centre is a must-see if you are visiting the region or for locals looking to be inspired. Attractions range from 4D Motion Rides to Gaming.

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    Free
  3. Add Shipley Art Gallery to your Itinerary

    Shipley Art Gallery

    Gateshead

    The Shipley Art Gallery is the North East’s leading gallery for contemporary art and design and has one of the best collections of ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture outside of London. It is also home to William Irving’s painting...

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    Free
  4. Add Monkwearmouth Station Museum to your Itinerary

    Monkwearmouth Station Museum

    Sunderland

    Take a look inside a real Victorian railway station and visit the fascinating ticket office. Watch trains pass by and 'drive' a full-size bus cab. Explore 7 new interactive galleries which have been formed since the £1million redevelopment.

    Price

    Free
  5. Add Hatton Gallery to your Itinerary

    Hatton Gallery

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    We are undergoing a £3.8 million redevelopment. When the gallery re-opens in September 2017, it will be a vibrant and modern exhibition space bringing about a new era for art and learning in the city.

    Price

    Free
  6. Add Newcastle Castle to your Itinerary

    Newcastle Castle

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Located in the historic heart of the city, Newcastle Castle tells the story of this fascinating historic site by uniting the Black Gate and the Castle.

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    Free
  7. Add Discovery Museum to your Itinerary

    Discovery Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    You can learn all about life in the Newcastle and Tyneside area along with eye-catching displays of area history and a fun array of group activities.

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    Free
  8. English Heritage Properties North East

    North Tyneside

    From the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site and stunning coastal castles to spiritual priories, grand gardens and intriguing hidden gems, English Heritage in North East England can offer so many great places to visit for a summer day out.

  9. Add Alnwick Castle to your Itinerary

    Alnwick Castle

    Alnwick

    Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England.

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    Free
  10. Add Great North Museum: Hancock to your Itinerary

    Great North Museum: Hancock

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    See a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian's Wall, major new displays showing the wonder of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T-Rex.

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    Free

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