Galleries and Museums in NewcastleGateshead

There are many art galleries and museums in Newcastle and Gateshead for visitors to enjoy, explore and become inspired by. Whether you are looking for things to do with the kids or want a cultural day out in the North East you will find an art gallery in Newcastle and Gateshead or can pop into a museum. Many of the Tyne and Wear Museums are free entry too and have hands on activities for children to have a go!

Art lovers will be impressed by the breadth of art galleries in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and neighbouring Gateshead. Visit world-class cultural attractions like BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on Gateshead’s Quayside which regularly host thought-provoking and innovative art exhibitions from leading contemporary artists. Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead has one of the best collections of ceramics, wood, metal, glass, textiles and furniture outside of London. Newcastle is also home to a wealth of smaller commercial and public art galleries including Side Gallery, Shieldfield Art Works and Hatton Gallery which celebrate work by both well-known and emerging contemporary artists, photographers, sculptures and creatives.

Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle city centre is always worth a visit for its permanent collection which includes John Martin's breath-taking ‘The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah’ and William Holman Hunt's poignant painting of ‘Isabella and the Pot of Basil’, whilst The Biscuit Factory in Ouseburn is the UK’s biggest commercial gallery and the perfect place to start or expand your own art collection.

The wealth of museums in Newcastle and Gateshead add to the rich cultural heritage of the region. History is brought to life every day 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. Travel back even further in time with a visit to  Segedunum in Wallsend and get a taste of life as a Roman and a chance to see part of historic Hadrian’s Wall in Newcastle! Great North Museum: Hancock and Discovery Museum are both free museums in the heart of Newcastle with room after room of exhibits, treasure troves of antiquities and discoveries at every turn. While Newcastle’s science museum – Life Science Centre – is the perfect visitor attraction for families looking to unleash their inner scientists as there are a huge variety of hands on exhibits and ground-breaking exhibitions.

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  1. Add Durham Oriental Museum to your Itinerary

    Durham Oriental Museum

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    Museum

    Durham

    The only museum in the North of Britain devoted entirely to the art and archaeology of the Orient.

  2. 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 for North East artists, designers, performers and musicians. Find out more with NewcastleGateshead.

  3. Add The Biscuit Tin Studios to your Itinerary

    The Biscuit Tin Studios

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The Biscuit Tin Studios, situated just around the corner from their sister studios in the Biscuit Factory is a new venue.

  4. 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.

  5. Add Tanfield Railway to your Itinerary

    Tanfield Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Marley Hill

    Laying claim to be ‘the world’s oldest railway’ this preserved steam railway is a great day out for families and history fans alike. The railway, or waggonway as it was known at the time, was built in 1725 and is considered to be a triumph of…

  6. Add Culture Lab OnSite to your Itinerary

    Culture Lab OnSite

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Culture Lab OnSite is a project space in the city centre of Newcastle.

  7. Add Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon to your Itinerary

    Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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    Museum

    Durham

    The museum, home to many vehicles from the National Railway Collection, regularly welcomes guest locomotives and exhibitions. Locomotion explores our railway heritage through interactive displays and offers an exciting events program.

  8. Add Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum to your Itinerary

    Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum

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    Museum

    Durham

    Explore the lead mining museum at Killhope, Durham and learn more about its Victorian history and heritage. Plan a family day out with NewcastleGateshead.

  9. Add Culture Lab to your Itinerary

    Culture Lab

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Culture Lab is the focal point for creative practice at Newcastle University, supporting the work of researchers and students involved in high level, experimental and multi-disciplinary creative arts and interactive technology projects.

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