Galleries and Museums in NewcastleGateshead

There are many art galleries and museums in Newcastle and Gateshead for visitors to enjoy, explore and become inspired by. Whether you are looking for things to do with the kids or want a cultural day out in the North East you will find an art gallery in Newcastle and Gateshead or can pop into a museum. Many of the Tyne and Wear Museums are free entry too and have hands on activities for children to have a go!

Art lovers will be impressed by the breadth of art galleries in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and neighbouring Gateshead. Visit world-class cultural attractions like BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Gateshead’s Quayside which regularly host thought-provoking and innovative art exhibitions from leading contemporary artists. Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead has one of the best collections of ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture outside of London. Newcastle is also home to a wealth of smaller commercial and public art galleries including Side Gallery, Shieldfield Art Works and Hatton Gallery which celebrate work by both well-known and emerging contemporary artists, photographers, sculptures and creatives.

Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle city centre is always worth a visit for its permanent collection which includes John Martin's breath-taking ‘The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah’ and William Holman Hunt's poignant painting of ‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’, whilst The Biscuit Factory in Ouseburn is the UK’s biggest commercial gallery and the perfect place to start or expand your own art collection.

The wealth of museums in Newcastle and Gateshead add to the rich cultural heritage of the region. History is brought to life every day 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. Travel back even further in time with a visit to  Segedunum in Wallsend and get a taste of life as a Roman and a chance to see part of historic Hadrian’s Wall in Newcastle! Great North Museum: Hancock and Discovery Museum are both free museums in the heart of Newcastle with room after room of exhibits, treasure troves of antiquities and discoveries at every turn. While Newcastle’s science museum – Life Science Centre – is the perfect visitor attraction for families looking to unleash their inner scientists as there are a huge variety of hands on exhibits and ground-breaking exhibitions.

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  1. Add Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum to your Itinerary

    Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum

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    Historic Site

    South Tyneside

    Arbeia is the best reconstruction of a Roman fort in Britain and offers visitors a unique insight into the every day life of the Roman army, from the soldier in his barrack room to the commander in his luxurious house.

  2. English Heritage North East

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    Historic House / Palace

    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.

  3. Add National Glass Centre to your Itinerary

    National Glass Centre

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Sunderland

    The newly renovated National Glass Centre in Sunderland is a cultural attraction and venue with a difference. Experience their range of glass making workshops.

  4. Add The Victoria Tunnel to your Itinerary

    The Victoria Tunnel

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    Museum

    Ouseburn

    Discover ‘Newcastle’s Hidden Heritage’ - experience the sounds of a wartime air raid and follow your guides underground to discover the Tunnel's role as a colliery waggonway. Listen out for the oncoming coal wagons!

  5. Add The Fans Museum to your Itinerary

    The Fans Museum

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    Museum

    Sunderland

    Welcome to the Fans Museum in Sunderland. We are a unique museum with a huge collection of football memorabilia for fans from all around the world to attend. We support all aspects of disabilities young and old. We support Alzheimer’s and Dementia,…

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

    Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum

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    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.

  7. Add Stephenson Railway Museum to your Itinerary

    Stephenson Railway Museum

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    Museum

    North Shields


  8. Add Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project to your Itinerary

    Auckland Castle - The Auckland Project

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    Castle / Fort

    Bishop Auckland

    Auckland Castle is one of the best-preserved bishops’ palaces in the whole of Europe and is at the centre of The Auckland Project which is a visitor destination located in the market town of Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Auckland Castle is…

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