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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 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.

  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 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.

  4. 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…

  5. SA Performing Arts Centre

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    Theatre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    The North East's only full time vocational performing arts college, SA Performing Arts Centre (formerly Sage Academy of Performing Arts) was established in October 2001 to provide training at a professional level in all aspects of the performing…

  6. Add Foundry Lane Studios to your Itinerary

    Foundry Lane Studios

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    Arts Centre

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    Foundry Lane Studios is a former print works that was converted in May 2006 into a series of spaces for creative companies and artists.

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