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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 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...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Add Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives to your Itinerary

    Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives

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    Museum

    Northumberland

    For a taste of Northumberland's history and mining heritage try a visit to Woodhorn - Museum and Northumberland Archives, near Ashington.

  6. Add Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums to your Itinerary

    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

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    Museum

    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) manages 9 museums, galleries and archives across Tyneside and hold collections of international importance in archives, art, science and technology, archaeology, military and social history, fashion and natural...

  7. 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.

  8. Add Cobalt Studios to your Itinerary

    Cobalt Studios

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Established in 2000 Cobalt studios were founded by four designer makers.

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