Pineapple Black Contemporary Arts Space
Hill Street Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough
42 Market Place, Bishop Auckland
Preston Park Museum
Open Tues to Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Last admission 3.30pm. Adults £2, concs. & children £1, family (2 adults & 4 children) £4. The Preston Hall Museum displays art, armour and social history within 100 acres of surrounding park land. The hall was built in 1825 and it is truly beautiful. There is a replica 1890s high street for visitors to walk down and to see if the “old days” were truly better than the present. Recently underwent a £7 million refurbishment and definitely worth checking out.
Royal Middlehaven House, Gosford Street, Middlesbrough
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm. Free. Open all year round, the Python Gallery is a creative development in the heart of the Middlehaven area of Middlesbrough. Launched in July 2007 by Middlesbrough-based development company Python Properties, the gallery provides quality exhibition space and delivers a rolling programme of shows and events, which have included visual two-dimensional and three-dimensional, performances, installations, multi-media and time-based media. Delivering the very best examples of creativity from this region and beyond, the Python Gallery is establishing itself as a positive venture that engages, inspires and provides a rewarding experience for all who visit.
Q4 Quorum Business Park
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Box office open: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, plus open one hour before performance start times in evenings. Arts venue offering visual arts exhibitions, comedy, theatre, film, live music and workshops.
Reg Vardy Gallery
Open: 10am-8pm Tues, 10am-6pm Wed-Fri. Free admission. The very varied programme instigated here aims to reflect developments in the arts locally, nationally and internationally.
Open: April-Sept 10am-5pm Wed-Sun. Closed: 1st Oct–31st March. Adults £3.90, Conc. £350, Child (under 16) £2.30 Children under 5 go free.
Roman Army Museum
Open: 10am-5pm. Closed Dec to early Feb. Adult £5.00, Student/OAP £4.25, Child £2.75, Family (2+2) £14. This must see museum stands next to Walltown Crags, one of the highest standing sections of Hadrian’s Wall. Fabulous new exhibitions in three exciting galleries allow you to immerse yourself in the life of the Roman army.
Ryhope Engines Museum
Open: 2pm-4.30pm Sundays only. Special event weekends 11am-4pm. Call for further details. Free admission. Two fine old beam engines demonstrate the best in Victorian engineering along with displays and exhibitions of Victorian and water-related articles. The engines are actually ‘in steam’ on bank holidays only.
Saltburn Smugglers Heritage Centre
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Tees Valley
Smuggling was like ye old DVD piracy, and in this museum you will learn of John Andrew ‘King of the Smugglers’. If he was alive today, he would be the fellow in the back of the cinema with a video camera in his top hat. The museum is set in an ancient fisherman’s cottage and it adjoins The Ship pub, so when you’ve finished with the smuggling, you can begin the guzzling. Open: July-Aug 10am-6pm daily. Sept 10am-6pm Wed-Sun. Adult £1.95, Child £1.45, Family £5.80.
Saltburn Studios and Gallery
The Saltburn Gallery exhibits a wide variety of different art forms from a range of artists and aims to create an inspirational environment for artists, curators, educationalists and the community.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