Wed-Sat 12noon-5pm (during exhibitions). Free Vane represents the work of a number of artists, both from across the UK and internationally, as well as showing the work of invited artists in collaboration with other galleries.
Stanhope, Bishop Auckland
All aboard! County Durham’s heritage railway offers young and old alike the chance to experience the golden age of rail. Take a trip on a steam or diesel locomotive between Stanhope and Wolsingham within the Northern Pennines. Booking in advance is strongly advised.
Westside Contemporary Fine Art Gallery
Having served faithfully for nearly a decade, feeling that their quirky friend, Fifiefofum is no longer appropriate to their current endeavours to effectively promote fine art both inside and outside the north east. They have therefore reverted to the original name of the site on which the gallery is situated - Westside. They have then given Westside a modern twist, adding Contemporary, so that the gallery is now known as Westside Contemporary.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Established now for 8 years and set within the village of Jesmond, amongst several design-orientated shops, Williamson Brown leads the field with it’s stunning collection of contemporary jewellery from over 80 English and European jewellers in precious metals. This gallery is a participant in the Arts Council’s “Own Art” scheme which aims to make it easy and affordable for everyone to buy contemporary works of art. For more information please visit: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ownart
Winkies Castle Folk Museum
Marske-by-the Sea, Yorkshire
Open 11am to 4.30pm Thursday, Saturday & Sunday & bank holiday Mondays from Easter to end of Sept. Admission: adults £1.50, children (5-16) 75p, under-5s free. Family £4. This is a re-dressed period museum detailing history and heritage of Yorkshire fishing village Marske-by-the-Sea. It was founded by a local cobbler in the 1970s and displays many hand-crafted items that have passed through the palms of the village locals. The building itself is worth a visit, a ‘half cruck’ townhouse from the 16th century.
Discover 800 years of history and experience fantastic events and exhibitions at the award winning Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives.
Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Tuesday-Sat 11am-5pm (when exhibiting). Free Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists. Based in Gateshead it represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.
Zetland Lifeboat Museum
Open daily except Mon, 12pm-4pm. Free. The museum houses the world’s oldest surviving lifeboat, the Zetland, which has spent its retirement in this lifeboat museum in Redcar. The boat was built in 1802 and was responsible for saving over 500 lives. Museum includes other attractions, such as a replica fisherman’s cottage, gallery, videos and stacks of local maritime history.