Newcastle upon Tyne

Once a shipbuilding city, Newcastle’s flashier claim to fame is nightlife. Throw in a heap of premium restaurants serving foods from all over the world and it’s no wonder young partiers choose to blow their hard-earned (or not-so-hard-earned) cash in Newcastle. While these amenities are certainly a draw for the hipsters and culture-seekers, it’s the locals that make Newcastle a truly special place to visit. “Geordies,” as they are often called, embody the pride, industriousness and resilient spirit of their city.

Wylam Brewery

Founded in 2000 Wylam is a 30 Barrel Micro Brewery that resides at the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park. Our Tap Room opens at the following times and it is always free entry and operates independently of events in The Grand Hall: Thursdays: 5pm to 11pm Fridays: 5pm to 11pm Saturday: Midday to 11pm Sundays: Midday to 11pm Our new home at the Palace of Art in Exhibition Park is the last remaining...

Grey’s Monument

Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. In addition to being a great place to meet, Newcastle City Guides open this iconic monument on a number of days throughout the year. Join...

Ouseburn Farm

Located in a stunning position underneath three soaring bridges, Ouseburn Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Get up close with the animals. The purpose built barn and the Farm's fields and meadows provide the perfect home for our sheep, goats, pigs and chickens. Explore the fields, woods and ponds. Stroll around the garden. Look around our award-winning, sustainably built...

Laing Art Gallery

Re-opening on Monday 10 August 2020. More details at www.laingartgallery.org.uk. The Laing is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture and its exhibition programme is renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East. The Gallery has a packed programme of free events including gallery talks, family activities and artists’ events....

The Great North Museum

Following new advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with other cultural organisations, we have taken the difficult decision to close the Great North Museum: Hancock from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March. This is provisionally until 1 May 2020 but we will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes. Please sign up to our emails at mustseemuseums.org.uk and check our...

Newcastle Castle

Explore the site of the Castle that gave the city its name and discover its medieval gatehouse, the Black Gate. Uncover the changing face of the Castle through the ages: from royal fortress and border stronghold to grim dungeon and teeming slum. New exhibits allow visitors to experience what life would have been like for inhabitants in these two astonishingly preserved medieval buildings.

The Discovery Museum

*Due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this museum is temporarily closed.* It’s free to get in to Discovery Museum, which is a massive space showcasing the best of Newcastle’s heritage over three floors and extensive galleries crammed with inventions, world-firsts, model ships and interactive activities for curious kids – and adults! Telling the story of Newcastle and its...

Grainger Market

The Grainger Market is a traditional style covered Market of 123 shops, built in 1835 it is Grade I Listed. It has a huge variety of traditional fresh meat/poultry/fish/bakery/fruit + veg/cheese and deli's that rub alongside great street food from all around the world. Quirky specialist shops selling everything from vintage/retro/geeky goods to make and mend haberdashers/wool/crafts/fabrics. From...

The Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest independent commercial art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces are set over two floors and display a range of exciting contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints and jewellery, quality craftsmanship and design led homewares. The Biscuit...