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Delve into NewcastleGateshead's rich heritage

Visitors who want to explore NewcastleGateshead’s rich heritage should start with the exhibitions and rolling programme of events at must-see attractions including Newcastle Castle, Great North Museum and Shipley Art Gallery. Seasonal events at Beamish Museum like Great North Steam Fair and Horses at Work weekend are a great way to engage with North East heritage. Or why not pop into St Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead to take part in a wide range of activities including local history talks, tours and workshops.

The annual Heritage Open Days weekend which typically takes place in mid-September s is a brilliant way for visitors who are looking to dig deeper into the history of the North East to get a rare glimpse into historic buildings that are often closed to the public, listen to fascinating talks and even to get a chance to see the Swing Bridge turn.

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Visitors can tick off many cultural hotspots in Newcastle and Gateshead while shopping, enjoying lunch and spending a day out in the city too. Keep your eyes out for Grey’s Monument, The Lit & Phil, Central Arcade, Blackfriars and The Common Rooms which is currently being lovingly renovated and will reopen in November 2020. If you want to find out more about the stunning Victorian architecture, the regeneration of the Quayside, or who Bessie Surtees was, why not join an informative guided tour around the city.

Discover more about NewcastleGateshead's science and innovation pioneers at a number of our historic sites and museums around the region such as National Trust property Cragside in Northumberland, Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields and the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.

Delve into the region’s Roman heritage with interactive exhibitions, re-enactment events and chance to see Hadrian’s Wall and forts at venues along the wall including Segedunum in Newcastle, Arbeia in South Shields and Chesters Roman Fort in Northumberland.

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