Killhope Lead Mining Museum
Open: April-Nov 10.30am –5.00pm daily. Surface only: Adult £7, Conc £6.50, Child (4-16) £4,under 4s free but not allowed into the Mine. Mine included: Adult £8.95, Conc. £7.25, Child (4-16) £4.60. A restored and complete leadmining operation with a most impressive 32ft water wheel.
Open Tues-Sun 10am-5pm in summer, Tues-Sun 10am-4pm in winter. Closed Mondays except bank holidays. Free. This is a favourite museum for many Teessiders, as it details the history of Redcar and Cleveland and the people who lived there. It provides activities for the kiddy-winks during the school holidays,like its famous owl centre, which house hawks, falcons, vultures and kookaburras, among other birds of prey. Plus, there is a drop-in crafts workshop between 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm during summer holidays. Be sure to catch the Anglo-Saxon Princess exhibit in the museum, a hoard of treasures recently unearthed at nearby Street House farm in Loftus.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Gay friendly cafe and art gallery with free Wifi.
Lady Waterford Hall
A 19th century former village school beautifully decorated with biblical murals by Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford.All the faces were modelled by local villagers from the Ford and Etal estate. Open: Daily, 21 March - 30 October (2005) 10:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 5:30pm, Nov-Mar by appointment only. Admission £1.75. (2005).
Laing Art Gallery
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tues-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Free The Laing is the major public art venue in Newcastle. There’s a comprehensive permanent collection, including some impressive Pre-Raephelite works, as well as pieces by John Martin and Henry Moore. There’s also a continuing programme of temporary exhibitions. Thankfully the Laing isn’t afraid to embrace new ventures and happily includes the work of artists who explore new avenues in art as well as showcasing work by Britain’s hip young art warriors.
Life Science Centre
Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Monday – Saturdays: 10.00am – 6.00pm Sundays: 11.00am – 6.00pm. Family (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £36.00. Adult (18+): £15.00. Concession (OAP, student, unwaged): £11.00. Child (aged 5-17): £8. Child (aged 4 and under): Free. An award-winning attraction that is full of hands-on exhibitions and activities (watch out for their friendly ‘science explainers’ who really add to the experience). Also home to the North’s biggest planetarium, the incredible 4D ride and outdoor skating in Times Square from November-February. Unmissable.
Lindisfarne Priory and Museum
Open: April-Sept 9.30am-5pm daily. Oct 9.30am- 4pm daily. Nov-Feb 10am –4pm weekends. 16-24th Feb daily. Feb 25th –Mar 28th 10am-4pm Weekends. Adult £4.90, Conc. £4.40, Child £2.90. The ruined Lindisfarne Priory was established by St.Aidan. When the corpse of St. Cuthbert was discovered undecayed in 698AD, Lindisfarne became one of the holiest shrines in Christendom. For 1300 years, it has been a place of pilgrimage and considered the birthplace of Christianity in Britain. There's also a museum exhibiting artefacts from excavations as well as a gift shop. Make sure you have a tide timetable - at high tide the causeway linking Holy Island to the Northumbrian coast is submerged and the island is cut off from the mainland.
39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle
An arts commissioning agency that presents new projects by visual artists outside of the traditional gallery space.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Art space in the heart of Ouseburn - pop-up gallery and photography studio for hire.
Newcastle on Tyne, Tyne & Wear
The Mandela Gallery is in the Mandela Building of Newcastle College.
Market Square Artists Project
Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside
Mary Ann Rogers Studio
Leam Cottage, West Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland
Mary Ann Rogers, watercolour artist, works from her recently built studio at her home in Redesdale, Northumberland. The building of the studio was the subject of the Discovery Channel programme ‘Designer Homes’, & Mary Ann's paintings and prints are regularly exhibited in the UK and overseas, including the Royal Watercolour Society. 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
Bishop Auckland, Durham
Named in honour of renowned local mining artist Tom McGuinness, the gallery provides a splendid loction for artists to display their artistic talents.Exhibitions are programmed to run for 3 weeks at a time and selection is made by a panel of experts from Durham Art Gallery, who encourage a wide diversity of styles and exhibitions. 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