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.
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & 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.
A temporary meanwhile arts space in the heart of Newcastle.
Bishop Auckland, County Durham
North East Aircraft Museum
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Open: 10am-5pm daily Apr-Oct, 10am-dusk daily Nov-Mar. £5 adults, conc./children (5-16) £3, under-5s free, family £13. Houses a collection of military and civilian aircraft (35 aeroplanes in total); displays wreckology and an assortment of engines from 1908.
North Tyneside Art Studio
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
North Tyneside Art Studio is a fully functioning studio that provides materials, facilities and guidance from professional artists to people in North Tyneside who are experiencing issues with their mental health.
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art
Liberty Way, Sunderland
The generous 3000 square foot space inside National Glass Centre has an initial focus on artists whose work is being created across Europe, whether made in the Alps or the heart of fascist Rome, or from the most advanced laboratories in Italy to the eastern most city in the continent deep inside the former Soviet Union. The gallery's opening programme also celebrates the achievements of artists living and working in North-East England, who share new visions of how we live now. In each of its exhibitions in 2018, an artist will reveal a brand new body of work for the first time.
Gallery Wed-Sat 12pm-4pm (studios open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm – 8.45pm on Wed). Free Northern Print is the centre for contemporary printmaking in the north-east and they have a beautiful and welcoming space devoted to showing, and making, the very best in printmaking.
Opus Art Gallery
Newcastle upon Tyne
Browse and buy original art, prints and photography from some of the world’s best modern artists. Visits to the gallery are by appointment only.
Durham, DH1 3TH
Open: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 12pm-5pm weekends and bank holidays. Adults £1.50, conc. & children (5-16) £0.75, families (2+3) £3.50, under-5s free. Full of fascinating objects from Japan, Mesopotamia and even further afield. Highlights include some amazing jewellery, plates, paintings and animal carvings. Also hosts temporary art exhibitions with an Oriental theme.