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Days Out Attractions & Buildings


Jarrow is a town dripping in history. There was a Roman fort here in the first century, and by the fifth the site was occupied by the Anglo-Saxons. A mere 1300 years ago the Venerable Bede arrived and created the rich legacy that is celebrated today at Bede’s World. Here you can discover the exciting world of the Venerable Bede, early Europe’s greatest scholar, who lived and worked in the monastery of Wearmouth. Attractions include an interactive ‘Age Of Bede’ exhibition in the stunning museum building and an Anglo-Saxon demonstration farm, with rare breeds of animals and reconstructed timber buildings. Bede’s World also has a medieval herb garden, gift shop, café and a lively and wide-ranging programme of events and temporary exhibitions. Jarrow’s more recent history includes the famous Jarrow Crusade of 1936 when people marched to London to protest against the mass unemployment in Britain.