The Congregational Gallery
The Customs House Gallery
Mill Dam, South Shields
Daily 10am–8.30pm (performance days); 10am-6pm (non performance days, Sunday and bank holidays). The Port of Tyne Gallery at The Customs House showcases the very best of national, international and regional contemporary arts practice. With a changing programme of nine exhibitions a year, it is the only contemporary gallery space in South Tyneside, enabling the broadest spectrum of audiences and communities to participate and engage with contemporary art.
North Shields, Tyne & Wear
The Foyer Gallery
People's Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
The gallery is open during the dates and times of the Peoples theatre productions. Viewing outside of these times can be arranged by contacting the venue manager, Kevin Saint Tel 0191 2759875
The Gallery at Gateshead Library
This gallery space holds a programme of temporary exhibitions across two floors of Gateshead Central Library. The Gallery mainly showcases professional regional artists with some national touring shows. Work is often for sale and The Gallery has supporting workshops and talks for all ages.
The Globe Gallery
47 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle
Globe Gallery is a contemporary arts organisation with artists and the community at heart. They engage people from all backgrounds by forging relationships with contemporary art and developing creativity by working with artists from around the world. They have a strong history of great exhibitions, artist and audience development, and community participation.
The Green Room
Stockton on Tees
Nestling among the narrow cobbled alleyways and historic warehouses of old Stockton, the Green Dragon Studio, houses the Focus photography gallery which provides a showcase venue for a wide range of photographic exhibitions.
The Greenfield Gallery
The Gymnasium Gallery
Berwick Barracks, Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Heugh Gun Battery Museum
Visitors to Hartlepool are always surprised and entranced by the ancient headland, home to Hartlepool’s Heugh Battery museum, Situated on the seafront overlooking the North sea the Battery affords a commanding position which explains why it has been fortified for over two hundred years. Nationally famous as the only Battery in England to fire its guns in anger during the First World War against Battle cruisers of the German High Seas Fleet, and where the death of the first British soldier to be killed in action during that war occurred, the restored Battery is now home to an extensive collection of artillery and also houses a growing collection of memorabilia relating to the country at war.
The King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum
Berwick upon Tweed
The history of the Regiment from 1689 to the present day is traced through displays of uniforms, badges, medals, weapons and relics from the various campaigns in which it has been involved. Tableaux and dioramas dramatically bring to life the Regiment’s battles and aspects of the soldier’s profession. Adults £3.40 Concessions £2.60 Children under 16 £1.70 Children under 5 free
The Lit & Phil
The Literary & Philosophical Society (Lit & Phil) is the largest independent library outside London, housing over 160,000 books. A wide selection of current fiction and non-fiction can be found alongside historical collections covering every field of interest. The building is one of the most intriguing and beautiful in Newcastle. They also hold music and art events.
The Museum of Hartlepool
Open Apr-Oct 10am-5pm daily, Nov-Mar 11am-4pm daily. Free. Do you think that sea monsters and lighthouses are a combination for Disney only? Think again! Hartlepool’s awarding winning museum has a fishing coble, a Celtic round-house building and the fully restored paddle steamer, the PPS Wingfield Castle. Don’t forget to take your sea legs with you.