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Under national lockdown - attractions, museums, leisure facilities and entertainment venues are closed in NewcastleGateshead. We will update you with more information when guidelines change and attractions and venues are able to safely reopen. 

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SO many things to do in NewcastleGateshead! 

Whether you're looking to have a family-friendly weekend away, an activity-filled adventure with friends or a romantic break with that someone special, NewcastleGateshead has plenty of fantastic things to do. Explore a region packed with sport, music, art, heritage and great food at must-see visitor attractions and venues.

Science enthusiasts, book lovers and history buffs will love NewcastleGateshead’s range of excellent museums, many of which are free and open daily. Browse the variety of art on display in NewcastleGateshead’s galleries from contemporary collections to world-renowned pieces.

If you’re looking for things to do in the evening, plan a night of culture in NewcastleGateshead from a choice of theatres, entertainment venues, restaurants and bars or let your hair down with live music and dancing with the Geordies. Get competitive with crazy golf and bowling or try not to panic in an immersive escape room experience.

Things to do 2 Visit award-winning attractions like Beamish Museum.

The North East is a beautiful region steeped in heritage. Tick off the cultural hotspots and go sightseeing to find the iconic landmarks including wor Angel of the North, Earl Grey atop his city centre Monument and Newcastle Castle for which the city got its name. Go deeper with a fascinating guided tour of NewcastleGateshead which can be done on foot, underground, by boat or even by kayak! Discover parks, countryside and Roman forts in NewcastleGateshead as well as National Trust properties telling their story of the North East.

Sports fans will find things to do and places to visit in NewcastleGateshead to satisfy their passion for both watching live sport and taking part in leisure activities, with St James’ Park to admire and a chance to climb, kayak and paddleboard for any visiting thrill-seekers.

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