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St Mary's Heritage Centre


The Heritage Centre is based within the former St Mary’s Church which dates from the 12th century and is a Grade 1 listed building. For many years, this building was the only church in Gateshead and has often been described as Gateshead’s ‘mother’ church’. Adjoining the church is its graveyard which closed to burials in 1853. This houses a number of well carved and artistic 18th and early nineteenth century gravestones. The interior houses permanent and changing displays celebrating various aspects of Gateshead’s history. A wide ranging programme of events takes place throughout the year and a dedicated family history corner enables you to search for that elusive ancestor!.
For current events list please visit .
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Opening Times

Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's (31 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Open Tues - Sun (and Bank Holiday Mondays)

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



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  • On site parking - Very Limited Parking on-site. Parking is available near by in Church Street

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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Tyneside Fiddle Alliance at St Mary's Heritage Centre
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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Family History Surgery at St Mary’s Heritage Centre
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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Northumbrian Pipers Drop-In and Piper Makers Forum
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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Finger and Thumbs – Proggy mat Making Group
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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Storytime at St Mary’s Heritage Centre
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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Frets on the Tyne at St Marys Heritage Centre Gateshead
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Saturday, 4th May 2019 - Saturday, 4th May 2019

Finger & Thumbs – Proggy Mat making Group
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Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 - Tuesday, 2nd April 2019

Wedding Showcase.
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Sunday, 7th April 2019 - Friday, 31st May 2019

Gateshead: A History in Maps
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Monday, 8th April 2019 - Monday, 8th April 2019

Postcards from Gateshead: A St Mary’s Bookshop Event
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Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Saturday, 17th November 2018

Sunday, 18th November 2018 - Sunday, 18th November 2018

Northern Quarters Interiors Festival
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