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Bessie Curtee's House

About

With an incredibly rich history, these two five-storey houses are not only fine examples of 16th and 17th century Jacobean architecture but a great historical site right on Newcastle Quayside.

Sandhill was once a bustling commercial center of activity in Newcastle, and it was here that Bessie clibmed down from a first floor window and eloped to Scotland with John Scott; Scott ultimately becoming Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England.

To find out more about this Jacobean Romeo & Juliet story, you will have to visit the first floor exhibition where, after browsing the splendid period interiors, you can learn all about this fantastic building and its story.

Opening Times

Bessie Surtees House (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday10:0016:00*
SaturdayClosed*
SundayClosed*

* Closed 24 Dec-3 Jan.

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

 

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Newcastle Central, 1/2 mile.

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  • In town/city centre
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Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

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  • Groups Accepted - Not available during weekends.
  • Max group size - 45
  • Min group size - 11
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

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  • Toilets

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  • Educational Visits Accepted

Awards

  • Visit England Code of Practice 2012

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