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Galleries and Museums

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 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.

  2. Add Newcastle City Library to your Itinerary

    Newcastle City Library

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    Museum

    Newcastle upon Tyne

    A modern building with a staggering book collection, also the home of Newcastle's local studies and family history section.

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