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Inside Bede's World!


The Venerable Bede was early medieval Europe's greatest scholar and first to record the history of the English nation. He lived and worked as a monk at Jarrow. Travel back and explore his world and the amazing Golden Age of Northumbria, an age of saints and kings, at this exciting museum. See St Paul's Church and the ruins of the monastery where Bede lived, the attractive visitor centre with exhibitions, gift shop and newly refurbished restaurant, plus the recreated Anglo-Saxon farm with rare breeds of animals and replica timber buildings.

Last admission 1 hour before the museum closes.

Opening Times

April - September (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)
October - December (1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017)
Closed (15 Dec 2017 - 2 Feb 2018)
Feb - March (3 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018)

Last admission to museum/farm is 1 hour before closing time.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.50 per ticket type
Concession*£3.50 per ticket type
Family£13.50 per ticket type

Concessions include children 5-16, students, disabled, 60+

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A19. Located two minutes from the A19 Tyne Tunnel South entrance. Follow brown signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Bede Metro Station. Bede's World is signposted from the Metro Station.

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Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction - Indoor attractions include our stunning museum building, with interactive 'Age of Bede' exhibition and Jarrow Hall.
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction - Outdoor attractions include our Anglo-Saxon demonstration farm with rare breeds of animals and reconstructed timber buildings, medieval herb garden and the site of the Anglo Saxon Monastery of St Pauls and medieval Monastic Ruins.


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop in conference room and restaurant.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Snacks, tea coffee, and lunches (12-2). Home made soups, quiches, baked potatoes, cakes, hot dishes, salad and sandwiches.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Prior booking is advisable to ensure a good visit and to avoid clashes with other groups.
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 150
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - See events calender
  • Educational Visits Accepted - 2 meeting rooms available: - Conference room (120 people) - Oval room (12 people)
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Subject to availability of guides


  • Visit England Code of Practice 2014

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