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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 36 Lime Street to your Itinerary

    36 Lime Street

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    Arts Centre

    Ouseburn

    36 Lime Street is the largest artists' studio group in the North East representing an eclectic mix of some of the best artists, designers, makers, performers and musicians in the region.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add Arts Centre Washington to your Itinerary

    Arts Centre Washington

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    Arts Centre

    Washington

    Arts Centre Washington provides a mixed programme of artistic events and activities for everyone. Events include theatre, music, spoken word, dance, film, exhibitions and comedy.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!).

  7. Add BBC Newcastle Tour to your Itinerary

    BBC Newcastle Tour

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    Walking Tour

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Our tours are scheduled carefully between our live television broadcasts, you are welcome to come in and have a good look around.

  8. 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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