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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 Newcastle Castle to your Itinerary

    Newcastle Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add Great North Museum: Hancock to your Itinerary

    Great North Museum: Hancock

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    Museum

    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.

  5. Add Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens to your Itinerary

    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Museum

    Sunderland

    Stunning winter gardens, with 1,500 of the world's most exotic flowers, plants and trees. Dramatic 'Museum Street', 11 galleries, tree top walkway, shop, brasserie and lifts.

  6. 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.

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