BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Mon-Sun 10am-6pm. Free Housed in a landmark industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, BALTIC is a major international centre for contemporary art. BALTIC has no permanent collection, providing instead an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and events that give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice. BALTIC’s dynamic, diverse and international programme ranges from blockbuster exhibitions to innovative new work and projects created by artists working within the local community.
Beamish -The North of England Open Air Museum
Beamish, Co. Durham
Open: 10am-5pm daily. Adults £17.50, conc. £13, children (5-16) £10, under-5s free, family tickets £32 (1 adult 2 children)/£46 (2 adults 2 children) in summer. Tickets are valid for 1 year unlimited trips. Winter prices are reduced. This unique, open-air museum provides a living, working experience of life as it was in north-east England between the early 1800s and early 1900s. Set in over 300 acres of beautiful countryside, Beamish is replete with working trams, replica streets and more.
Tyne & Wear
Open: 10am-5pm Mon-Sun. Adults £5.50, Kids and Conc. £3.50, Family Ticket (two adults and two children) £13.50. Discover the exciting world of the Venerable Bede, early medieval Europe's greatest scholar. Church, monastic site, museum with exhibitions.
Bertorelli Buildings (upstairs)
exhibition to be held in the rooms above Café Bertorelli
Biscuit Tin Studios
Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne
Bishop Auckland Town Hall
This Grade II listed building occupies a prime site in the Market Place in Bishop Auckland and is the premier arts venue for the people of South West Durham and beyond. Every strand of the arts is represented in our comprehensive programme - theatre, music, literature, dance, visual arts and practical craft workshops are all featured on a regular basis. The best in small-scale professional touring theatre – Hull Truck, NTC, Quondam, Reform and many more - visit to delight audiences in our very own Eden Theatre where we also screen films on a regular basis. Music features strongly and is always well received with artists of the calibre of Snake Davis and Vin Garbutt regular visitors. The McGuinness Gallery offers high quality, regularly changing exhibitions, while our award winning 'Book It' programme offers a variety of author and literary events.
Bistro du Parc
2 Livingstone View, Tynemouth, Northumberland
Border History Museum
Adults £3.95, OAP £3.20, Child £2.10, Family £10.50. Open: 11am-4.30pm Mon-Sat during holidays. Tues-Sat during term. Collections include: Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Law and Order, Music, Photography, Social History, Weapons and War.
This railway is the only preserved standard gauge rope haulage railway in the world. The oldest part of the line dates from 1826, designed by George Stephenson. Visitors can see the historic workshops and visit the permanent exhibition. Trains operate on select Sundays and special days as advertised.
Open Mar-Oct, daily 10.00am-4.30pm. Adult: £3.75, children & concs.: £3.25, family ticket £13 (2 adults & 3 children). Butterfly World is full of creepy crawlies. If you can catch a spider and not wince at the thought of it wriggling around in your clasped hands, then you will enjoy this tropical and unusual experience with its many endangered species of insects.
Buy The Kilo
No 3 The Sidings, Tynemouth Metro Station
Cafe on the Green
Durham Cathedral, Durham
Captain Cook's Birthplace Museum
Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am-4.30pm. Adults £2, concs. & children £1, family ticket £4(2 adults 2 children). This is a fantastic and interactive museum for children and adults alike. It focuses on the life of Captain James Cook, born nearby, and delves into the world of one of history’s greatest navigators through permanent and temporary exhibitions. It goes on to explore into the life of seamen in general and the difficulties attendent upon such a like: the truth behind the wooden legs and bottles of rum.