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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 The Word, National Centre for the Written Word to your Itinerary

    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

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    Family Activity Centre

    South Shields

    The Word, National Centre for the Written Word is South Tyneside's new state-of-the-art cultural venue which has a lot to offer! The spectacular building opened in October 2016.

    The building is brimming with exciting new experiences, activities...

  2. 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.

  3. Add Bowes Railway to your Itinerary

    Bowes Railway

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    Railway

    Gateshead

    The Bowes Railway is the only operational and preserved standard gauge cable railway system in the world. Dating from 1826 and designed in part by George Stephenson, it was one of the world’s first modern railways.

  4. Add The Literary and Philosophical Society to your Itinerary

    The Literary and Philosophical Society

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    Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The Lit & Phil is a phenomenal, inspiring and welcoming space, a great place to spend some time. Members and visitors enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and use the library to read the papers, meet friends, work and study

  5. Add Newbiggin Maritime Centre to your Itinerary

    Newbiggin Maritime Centre

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    Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Newbiggin Maritime Centre, the newest attraction on the beautiful Northumberland coastline, offers a unique experience for visitors. Telling the story of a community’s life by the sea.

  6. Add Northern Print to your Itinerary

    Northern Print

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Northern Print is the place for printmaking in the North East. Located in the heart of the Ouseburn, this welcoming venue houses both a gallery and studio dedicated to printmaking.

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