Floor Four is an exciting new centre for up and coming artists and performers in the north-east. Launching in September 2010, from the former art gallery in Curtis Mayfield house, Floor Four is hoping to galvanize the creative arts sector by giving artists, actors and musicians the chance to network and showcase their work. Join the revolution on Facebook.
The Yard comprises of an historic group of buildings overlooking the River Wear in the centre of Durham. The site has been refurbished as a unique development with nine creative workshops for professional artists, craftspeople and creative businesses.
Frederick Street Gallery
22 Athenaeum Street (Lower floor), Frederick Street, Sunderland
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Open: 12pm-4pm weekdays. Sat – May-Sept, Sun – all year. Free admission. The north-east’s one and only fully functional windmill. Fulwell was built in 1808 by local mason Mr. Allison who used limestone to achieve the tower’s pretty exterior. The windmill now has a visitor centre where any number of interesting windmill facts can be found.
Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland
This fascinating local regimental museum can be found within the magnificent Alnwick Castle. Entrance is included in the castle entrance fee. You'll discover artefacts, uniforms, medals, silver, weapons and souvenirs from campaigns that were fought across the globe from 1674 to the present day.
Gallagher & Turner
30 St Mary’s Place, Newcastle upon Tyne
Gallagher & Turner is a Modern & Contemporary art gallery, established in 1990, specialising in both well-known international and new, local artists, as well as Japanese woodblock prints. They also offer a bespoke picture framing service, for both museums & galleries and private customers. There is a lively, changing programme of exhibitions, with works for sale in a wide range of styles at prices to suit all. Gallagher & Turner are pleased to offer the Own Art scheme, allowing you to spread the cost of buying great contemporary art with 0% interest. Find out more at www.ownart.org.uk
Self-described as a northern showcase of affordable, collectable, sometimes challenging, always exciting, award winning fine art from around the world. 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
Tues-Fri 10am-4pm. Free Gallery North is a contemporary exhibition space (found on the ground floor) with artists’ studios upstairs (Graduate Studio Northumbria). They offer a combined unique exhibition and enterprise area supporting contemporary arts in the north-east with fantastic opportunities for enterprise, innovation, networking and exhibition practices. Gallery North hosts an exhibition programme each year providing the sense of energy, expertise and intellectual and imaginative adventure that a university teaching and learning environment can bring.
Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's
In addition to the heritage information on display, this beautiful building hosts a varied programme of lunchtime concerts, craft workshops, evening performances and music.
Globe City Gallery
Wed-Sat 11.30am-5pm (and evenings as advertised on a show by show basis). Free An arts venue atop the famous night-club World Head Quarters. Globe Gallery is an independent contemporary art gallery showing the work of emerging and established artists. The gallery’s two venues (it has a sister gallery in North Shields) are spaces of cultural exchange providing a welcoming, informative, challenging and accessible dialogue between artist, artwork and audience.
Grace Darling Museum
Grace Darling was a famous local girl, who with her father rescued shipwrecked sailors in a small open boat at the height of a storm, she died aged 26. The museum commemorates her achievement. It is currently undergoing redevelopment so phone for opening times. Open: Easter–Oct 10am-5pm, Oct- Easter 10am-4pm daily Closed 24-27 Dec and New Years day. Adult £2.75, Conc. (over 60s and 5- 16 year olds) £1.75, family £7.25 (2 adults and 3 children)
Great North Museum: Hancock
Newcastle upon Tyne
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 11am-4pm. Free The Great North Museum: Hancock is an exciting and innovative world-class visitor attraction. Highlights include a large-scale interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall and major new displays showing the wonder and diversity of the animal kingdom, life and death in Ancient Egypt and spectacular objects from Ancient Greeks. There is also a planetarium, a life-size replica of a T.Rex dinosaur skeleton and much more.
Open Apr-Oct every Thurs and Sat, 10am-4pm. Free. Guisborough Museum relies solely on voluntary workers, and it is built within an old stable block. It was established in 1989 to preserve Guisborough’s heritage and to inform locals and visitors how the town developed, with over 1,000 objects on display, chosen to symbolise the town’s past for the people of its future.