Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's maritime, scientific and technological importance to Britain and the rest of the world
What makes it special
- Iconic Newcastle city building
- Local history
Monday - Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11am-4pm
Free entry (donations welcome)
Other things to do nearby
Beamish is a world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Visit the Beamish Museum website
Howns Gill Quarry is the close by on the southern side of Consett, and offers a large sandstone quarry, 25 metres in places. A bit further south is Stanhope Dene Millstalk (sandstone)
We're just off the Coast to Coast cycle Route.
The Derwent Valley, one of the Durham Dales, is sometimes overlooked. This man-made lake is great for sailing and fishing. Explore Derwent Reservoir
Follow the 7.7 mile Edmundbyers Lead Mining Trail through the Burnhope Valley. Explore the moorland and delightful river valleys of County Durham.
The 1000 acre, three-mile long reservoir offers a safe and fun way to learn water sports. The boundary between Northumberland and Durham runs right through the middle of the lake.
The oldest purpose built prison in England, Hexham Old Gaol will give you an insight into crime and punishment in medieval Northumberland. Visit the Gaol website
Enjoy a variety of live shows and events in this beautiful landmark building.
This medieval fortified castle holds hundreds of years of Newcastle's history among its walls.
The Geordie capital is known for a wild night out as Newcastle city centre draws large crowds every night, including students, locals, tourists, celebs and stag and hen dos.