Things to do in Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the largest cities in England situated north of the River Tyne which boasts seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle is a diverse and extremely vibrant  destination.

With so many different areas each offering new sights, sounds and experiences, you’ll be amazed at how much is on offer whatever your tastes. World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are linked here, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit.


Baltic Centre

BALTIC 39, a new cultural hub for contemporary art located on High Bridge in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. BALTIC 39 takes a focal point for contemporary art, a gallery space for artists, and injects the type of energetic and supportive community needed to turn the former Ward’s printing warehouse into a truly modern project space. Giving artists the opportunity to train, create, exhibit, develop and experiment, all in a centre promoting artistic excellence, BALTIC 39 acts as a magnet to bring artists from across the globe together.

BALTIC 39, High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1EW

Tel: 0191 261 3830


Angel of the North

Since spreading its wings in February 1998, Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about pieces of public art ever produced.

Rising 20 metres from the earth near the A1 in Gateshead, the Angel dominates the skyline, dwarfing all those who come to see it.  Made from 200 tonnes of steel, it has a wingspan of 54 metres and a red-brown colour that comes from the weathering steel which can withstand winds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Getting up close and personal with the Angel is an experience you’ll never forget!

Durham Road, Low Eighton, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 6AA

Tel: 0191 478 4222

Beamish Museum

Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.  Beamish is a living, working museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside. Costumed demonstrators bring to life the Edwardian Town and Pit Village, complete with original drift mine. The buildings you see at Beamish are not replicas, but have been reconstructed brick-by-brick to give visitors a real sense of history. You’ll find a vast collection of objects, photographs and ephemera at the Regional Resource Centre, which can be accessed by appointment.

Beamish, County Durham, DH9 0RG

Tel: 0191 370 4000

Laing Art Gallery

The Laing Art Gallery is home to an important collection of 18th and 19th century painting, which is shown alongside temporary exhibitions of historic and contemporary art.

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8AG

Tel: 0191 278 1611


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