Open Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00am–4.30pm, Thurs 10.00am–7.00pm, Sun 12pm–4.00pm. Closed Mon & Bank hols. Free admission. mima is a breathtakingly beautiful modern art gallery in the heart of Middlesbrough town centre, presenting temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and craft. Featuring work by artists of international repute, mima brings some of the most celebrated art in the world to Middlesbrough, as well as holding events, workshops and lectures. Lowry, Picasso and Turner are just a few of the artists whose works live in their permanent collection.
Mining Art Gallery
Daily: 10am - 4pm. £5/ £4/ £1
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Open: 10am–5pm Mon–Sat. 2pm–5pm Sun. Free admission. The museum is housed in an original Victorian station building that was commissioned by the famous railway entrepreneur George Hudson. The interactive galleries make learning about the history of travel and transport in Tyne and Wear fun and exciting for children of all ages.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Museum of Antiquities, Alnwick Castle
The museum is situated within the magnificent Castle of Alnwick, home of the Percys, and is included in the castle entrance fee. There are artefacts and remains of the prehistoric, Roman, Saxon, Viking and medieval periods, some of which were found on the ducal estates in Northumberland and elsewhere - and some with Percy family associations. Free within entry to Alnwick Castle: Adult £8.50 Apr - Oct daily 11am - 5pm
St Lawrence Road, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Mushroom Works houses a diverse group professional artists and crafts people. Everything from furniture makers to jewellers, and print makers to painters, reside within in these four walls. Regular open studios events and exhibitions are a great chance to come and see for yourself what goes on at Mushroom Works.
Myles Meeham Gallery
Open: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm. Free. Featuring touring and local exhibitions as well as workshops, lectures and seminars. The Gallery also has a 'Craft Window' where local craftspeople can show their work. Open to proposals from emerging artists and ready to embrace experimental installations.
National Glass Centre
Open: 10am-5pm daily. Free admission. Situated on the banks of the River Wear, the National Glass centre is a contemporary gallery which has just been given a massive multi-million pound refit. It houses an exciting and thought-provoking programme of exhibitions, workshops, courses, talks and events inspired by glass. Also home to glass production facilities with live demonstrations, craft & design shop, artists’ studios, function suites and café/restaurant.
The gallery is in a disused shop on St Mary's Chare, just off the Market Place in Hexham, and is just a five minute walk from Hexham Railway Station or the main car parks.
Barnard Castle, County Durham
Visit the new Gallery, digital hub and cafe, Hot desking Membership and visit the new place to meet in Cafe NeST. A daily changing menu using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Takeaway available, Free WiFi.
Newbiggin Maritime Centre
Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea
Newcastle Arts Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm; Sat 9am-5pm. Free This fantastic exhibition space is home to both touring and one-off exhibitions with some challenging pieces being shown alongside more traditional works. The ideal place to catch some up and coming, as well as more established, artists.
Newcastle United Stadium Tour
Taking you on an amazing journey through the history of Newcastle United. The knowledgeable guides will show you areas that fans wouldn’t usually see as well as some very famous ones. Just don’t ask where the trophies are kept… £10 adults/£5 children.