Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Newcastle-Gateshead!

Reasons to visit Newcastle-Gateshead!

There are dozens of reasons to love it here – these are a few of our favourites.

Baltic

Baltic

Expect a dynamic, diverse and international programme of contemporary visual art, with a changing calendar of exhibitions and activities designed to give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice.

Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area’s maritime, scientific and technological importance to Britain.

Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Gateshead International Jazz Festival’s programme is packed with something for jazz fans of all kinds – from the casual listener to the hard-core jazz devotee. There’s also lots to tempt fans of funk, soul and blues.

Grainger Market

Grainger Market

The Grainger Market has 110 quality traders. Along side craft stalls, mini bazaars, jewellers and florists, you can find high quality butchers, artisan bakers, greengrocers, and award-wining street food traders and cafes.

Great North Museum: Hancock

Great North Museum

Discover a life-size T-Rex dinosaur replica skeleton, an interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, displays of the animal kingdom, objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a life size elephant and a planetarium.

Laing Art Gallery

Laing

The Laing Art Gallery is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture with it’s programme of displays and events renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East.

Live Theatre

Live Theatre

Live Theatre is recognised as one of the great new writing producing theatres on the international stage. It aims to contribute to a creative and just society, a population full of aspiration with a thirst for learning.

Newcastle Arts Centre

Newcastle Arts Centre

Newcastle Arts Centre offers exhibitions, music and even some theatre. The centre has studios to make music, shoot photography and exhibit ceramics, architectural glass and graphic design. Find The Jazz Cafe here, too.

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle

Newcastle Castle is the medieval heart of the city. Shrouded in mystery, these two buildings are just waiting to be explored. New exhibits allow visitors to experience what life would have been like for the inhabitants.

Newcastle Quayside Market

Quayside Market

At the Quayside Market you can find original art works, Geordie gifts, handmade jewellery, home grown produce, ninja gingerbread men, fabulous fudge, cakes and bakes, not to mention some of the best street food traders in the North East.

Northern Stage

Northern Stage

Northern Stage is an exciting, dynamic powerhouse of theatre and creativity in the heart of Newcastle. Bold and ambitious theatre, sunny family shows, a raft of participatory work and a cracking cafe bar; you’ll find them all here.

O2 Academy

O2 Academy

The O2’s a dramatic and atmospheric place to experience some of the biggest names in music. The venue also hosts two of the country’s biggest and most renowned club nights each and every week.

River Escapes

River Escapes

River Escapes cruises offer an unrivalled way to experience Newcastle and Gateshead’s famous riverside. To add that extra special touch it can be can arranged for you to sail under Gateshead Millennium Bridge too.

Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead

An international home for music and musical discovery, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of the musical life. It has an inclusive approach to all its performances, classes and participation programmes.

Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park

Nestling in the heart of Gateshead’s urban centre is Saltwell Park, one of the borough’s hidden gems. With over two million visitors each year, this tourist attraction is a must for family entertainment!

Shipley Art Gallery

Shipley

There are five gallery spaces here, showing a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. There are also regular events including artist and curator talks, family activities, concerts and vintage and craft fairs.

St James’ Park Stadium Tour

St James’ Park Stadium Tour

Supporters will be taken to the highest point of the stadium where they will have a Magpie’s view of St James’ Park. The tour also includes a visit to the home dressing room, media suite and the dugouts, in addition to many other areas.

SummerTyne Americana Festival

SummerTyne Americana Festival

An immensely popular weekend event that attracts visitors from across the world for a sizzling celebration of Americana music in and around the spectacular setting of Sage Gateshead, on the south bank of the River Tyne.

The Biscuit Factory

Biscuit Factory

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest art, craft and design gallery located in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, the gallery exhibits a broad selection of original artwork.

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal hosts some of the finest drama, the brightest West End musicals, the cream of the comedy circuit, award winning ballet and dance, family friendly shows, sensational opera – and the best Pantomimes in the country!