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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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Add BBC Newcastle Children's Interactive Tour to your Itinerary

    BBC Newcastle Children's Interactive Tour

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    Walking Tour

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Our Children’s Interactive tour is designed especially for 6-12 year olds, it is not about the parents, teachers, or grandparents (as lovely as they always are!). Pre booking essential.

  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 Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books to your Itinerary

    Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books

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    Heritage / Visitor Centre

    Ouseburn

    Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books is where our rich heritage of children’s books is collected, celebrated and brought to life. With exhibitions, dressing up, storytelling and crafts, Seven Stories spells the perfect day out for...

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  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 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,...

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