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Museums to visit


Heatherslaw Cornmill

"Records show there has been a Mill on this site for over 700 years. The present day building is a restored, fully working 19th century watermill that still produces stoneground, wholemeal flour from locally grown wheat, using traditional milling methods."

Ford Forge, Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TJ

Tel: 01890 820 488

Web: http://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

 

Chesters Roman Fort & Museum

"The museum displays important early archaeological discoveries relating to the wall"

Chollerford, Humshaugh, Hexham, NE46 4EU

Tel: 01434 681 379

Web: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/chesters

 

Housesteads Roman Fort

"Our museum displays a complete model of how Housesteds once appeared, with gateways and the famous well preserved latrines"

Haydon Bridge, Hexham, NE47 6NN

Tel: 01434 344 363

Web: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/housesteads

 

Corbridge Roman Town & Museum

"We have a rich selection of Roman finds and extensive schools handling collections of real and replica Roman objects including armour"

Corbridge Roman Site, NE45 5NT

Tel: 01434 632 349

Web: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/corbridge

 

The Heritage Centre, Bellingham

"We have a large collection of local objects from farming, country pursuits and everyday life. We also have material on the Reivers and a large collection of photographs."

Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, NE48 2DF

Tel: 01434 220 050

Web: http://www.bellingham-heritage.org.uk

 

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

"The museum tell the story of the Romans on Hadrian's wall, plus the mining and ship building heritage of the site"

Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR

Tel: 0191 236 9347

Web: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/segedunum

 

Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade

"The Watch House celebrates Sunderland's Maritime History and Heritage with artefacts from rescues and shipwrecks as well as items about shipbuilding"

The Watch House, Pier View, Roker, Sunderland, SR6 OPR

Tel: 0191 267 2579

Web: http://www.sunderlandvlb.com

 

Bede's World

"Discover more about the Golden Age of Northumbria, in particular the legacy left by one of the region's most famous sons, the Venerable Bede. Find out why the twin monastic site of Wearmouth-Jarrow is the UK's nomination for World Heritage status."

Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY

Tel: 0191 489 2106

Web: http://www.bedesworld.co.uk

 

Tanfield Railway

"The Causey Arch, which was the world's first arched railway bridge, built in 1725, is on our site"

The Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill, Sunniside, NE16 5ET

Tel: 0191 388 7545

Web: http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

 

Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society

"We try to keep heritage working"

This is a mobile museum, offices based in Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6SZ

Tel: 01325 317 657

Web: http://www.aycliffebus.org.uk

 

Anker's House Museum

"We have a direct link with Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval past of the region. We are a part of the heritage chain which makes up the history and culture of the kingdom of Northumbria"

Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QB

Tel: 0191 388 3295

Web: http://www.maryandcuthbert.org.uk/parish-church-/ankers-house

 

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

"The museum tour tells the story of ironstone mining, the iron rush, goes underground in the North Drift and Experiences the blasting procedure"

Deepdale, Skinningrove, TS13 4AP

Tel: 01287 642 877

Web: http://www.ironstonemuseum.co.uk

 

Lindisfarne Castle

Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2SH

Tel: 01289 389 244

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle/

 

Winkies Castle Museum

162 High Street, Marske-by-the-Sea, TS11 7NB

Tel: 01642 775 086 or email: post@winkiescastle.co.uk

Web: http://www.winkiescastle.co.uk

 

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery

The Clock Block, Berwick Barracks Parade, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1DQ

Tel: 01289 301 869

Web: http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/berwick-museum-and-art-gallery/

 

Durham Castle

c/o University College, The Castle, Durham, DH1 3RW

Tel: 0191 344 3800

Web: http://www.dur.ac.uk/attractions

 

Durham Cathedral, The Treasures of St. Cuthbert

Durham Cathedral, Durham, DH1

Tel: 0191 386 4266

Web: http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

 

Durham Heritage Centre & Museum

St Mary-le-Bow, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET

Tel: 0191 384 5589 / 0191 386 8719

Web: http://www.durhamheritagecentre.org.uk/

 

The Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology

The Banks, Durham, DH1 3EB

Tel: 0191 334 1823

Web: http://www.dur.ac.uk/fulling.mill

 

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum

Near Cowshill, Weardale, DL13 1AR

Tel: 01388 537 505

Web: http://www.killhope.org.uk

 

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Shildon, DL4 1PQ

Tel: 01388 777 999

Web: http://www.nrm.org.uk/locomotion

 

Hartlepool Art Gallery

Church Square, Hartlepool, TS24 7EQ

Tel: 01429 869 706

Web: http://www.destinationhartlepool.com

 

Museum of Hartlepool

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ

Tel: 01429 860 077

Web: http://www.hartlepoolsmaritimeexperience.com

 

HMS Trincomalee

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 OXZ

Tel: 01429 860 077

Web: http://www.hms-trincomalee.co.uk

 

Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS18 3RH

Tel: 01642 527 375

Web: http://www.prestonparkmuseum.co.uk/

 

The Dorman Museum

Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 6LA

Tel: 01642 813 781

Web: http://www.dormanmuseum.co.uk

 

Ormesby Hall

Ormesby, Church Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS7 9AS

Tel: 01642 324 188

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ormesby-hall/

 

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW

Tel: 01642 479 500

Web: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/museums

 

Zetland Lifeboat Museum

5 King Street, Redcar, TS10 3DT

Tel: 01642 494 311

Web: http://www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/museums

 

Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum

Beamish, DH9 0RG

Tel: 0191 370 4000

Web: http://www.beamish.org.uk

 

Shipley Art Gallery

Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4JB

Tel: 0191 477 1495

Web: http://www.shipleyartgallery.org.uk

 

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7NH

Tel: 0191 529 3161

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/souter-lighthouse-and-the-leas/

 

Monkwearmouth Station Museum

North Bridge Street, Sunderland, SR5 1AP

Tel: 0191 567 7075

Web: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/monkwearmouth

 

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP

Tel: 0191 553 2323

Web: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/sunderland

 

Washington F Pit

Albany Way, Washington, NE37 1BJ

Tel: 0191 553 2323

Web: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/washington

 

Washington Old Hall

The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE

Tel: 0191 416 6879

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/washington-old-hall/

 

Ryhope Engines Museum

Ryhope Pumping Station, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0ND

Tel: 0191 521 0235

Web: http://www.ryhopeengines.org.uk

 

Stephenson Railway Museum

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE29 8DX

Tel: 0191 200 7146

Web: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/stephenson

 

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum

Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB

Tel: 0191 456 1369

Web: http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/arbeia

 

Wallington

Cambo, Morpeth, NE61 4AR

Tel: 01670 773 600

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wallington

 

Cherryburn: Thomas Bewick's Birthplace

Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield, NE43 7DD

Tel: 01661 843 276

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cherryburn

 

George Stephenson's Birthplace

Street House, Wylam-on-Tyne, NE41 8BP

Tel: 01661 853 457

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/george-stephensons-birthplace

 

Wylam Railway Museum

Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, NE41 8EE

Tel: 01661 852 174

Web: http://www.tynedaleheritage.org

 

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books

30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ

Tel: 0845 271 0777

Web: http://www.sevenstories.org.uk

 

Laing Art Gallery

New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG

Tel: 0191 232 7734

Web: http://www.laingartgallery.org.uk

 

Bowes Railway

Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7QJ

Tel: 0191 416 1847

Web: http://www.bowesrailway.co.uk

 

Roman Vindolanda

Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7JN

Tel: 01434 344 277

Web: http://www.vindolanda.com

 

Roman Army Museum

Carvoran, Greenhead, CA8 7JB

Tel: 01697 747 485

Web: http://www.vindolanda.com

 

Hexham Old Gaol

Hallgate, Hexham, NE46 1XD

Tel: 01434 652 349

Web: http://www.tynedaleheritage.org

 

Lady Waterford Hall

Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2QG

Tel: 01890 820 503

Web: http://www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

 

Grace Darling Museum

Radcliffe Road, Bamburgh, NE69 7AE

Tel: 01668 214 910

Web: http://www.rnli.org.uk/gracedarling

 

Bailiffgate Museum

14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, NE66 1LX

Tel: 01665 605 847

Web: http://www.bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk

 

Cragside

Rothbury, NE65 7PX

Tel: 01669 620 333

Web: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cragside

 



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