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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 Art Gallery 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  Segedunum where you can travel even further back in time to get a taste of life as a Roman!

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 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. Add Discovery Museum to your Itinerary

    Discovery Museum

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    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.

  3. Add Alnwick Castle to your Itinerary

    Alnwick Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Alnwick

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

  4. 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.

  5. Add Beamish Museum to your Itinerary

    Beamish Museum

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    Museum

    Beamish

    Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.

  6. Add Monkwearmouth Station Museum to your Itinerary

    Monkwearmouth Station Museum

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    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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. Add BALTIC 39 to your Itinerary

    BALTIC 39

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    BALTIC 39, a new cultural hub for contemporary art located on High Bridge in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.

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