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The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Uncover the story of one of the world’s greatest navigators and mariners Captain James Cook, through the Museum’s hands-on displays.

  • travelling
  • stories
  • ships
  • learning
  • exploring
  • dressing up
  • world history
  • famous figures
  • Stewart Park, Marton, Middlesbrough, TS7 8AT
  • 01642 311 211
  • Website

The Heritage Centre, Bellingham

The recently refurbished Heritage Centre displays the local history, tradition and heritage of the North Tyne and Redewater area of Northumberland, including a new farming gallery which also houses the Stannersburn Smithy.

  • heritage
  • a nice cuppa
  • doing things as a family
  • Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, NE48 2DF
  • 01434 220 050
  • Website

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Museum

The Museum is packed full of fascinating and unique artefacts from the Brigade’s history. Behind every picture and relic is a captivating story revealing links into both the Brigade’s past and present role as a Voluntary Life Brigade on the North Tyneside Coastline.

  • ships
  • the real thing
  • the unusual
  • Spanish Battery, Tynemouth, NE30 4DD
  • 0191 257 2059
  • Website

Wallington

Wallington is a magnificent mansion with fine interiors and collections. Wallington features a wonderful mix of displays including huge pre-Raphaelite paintings, an intriguing Cabinet of Curiosities and an extraordinary collection of dolls’ houses.​

  • architecture
  • historic buildings
  • getting mucky
  • exploring
  • doing things as a family
  • being active
  • a place to think
  • a nice cuppa
  • Cambo, Morpeth, NE61 4AR
  • 01670 773 600
  • Website

Washington F Pit

Washington ‘F’ Pit’s magnificent Victorian steam engine, engine house and headgear are preserved to mark the town’s coalmining heritage which stretches back over 250 years.

  • North East history
  • industrial history
  • heritage
  • being active
  • fresh air
  • Albany Way, Washington, NE37 1BJ
  • 0191 553 2323
  • Website

Washington Old Hall

This delightful stone-built 17th century manor house incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington’s direct ancestors. The impressive Great Hall, authentic 17th century kitchen and attractive gardens are well worth a visit.

  • the real thing
  • North East history
  • fresh air
  • doing things as a family
  • The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE
  • 0191 416 6879
  • Website

Weardale Museum at High House Chapel

The Museum is home to a superb collection of crystallized minerals and fossils lovingly put together, including a replica 19th century leadminer’s kitchen. Admission includes entry to the historic Methodist chapel.​

  • heritage
  • a place to think
  • learning
  • Ireshopeburn, Weardale, DL13 1HD
  • 01388 517 433
  • Website

Winkies Castle Museum

Discover local history and heritage at Winkies Castle Folk Museum, founded by local cobbler Jack Anderson in 1975. Winkies Castle is home to many unique hands-on artefacts from hundreds of years of Marske’s history. Limited opening applies, call for more information.

  • the unusual
  • North East history
  • heritage
  • 162 High Street, Marske-by-the-Sea, TS11 7NB
  • 01642 775 086
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  • Email

Woodhorn

Experience the sights, sound and smells of the history of Northumberland through a series of interactive exhibitions including the ‘Follow the Banner’ exhibition and ‘The Colliery Experience’.

  • green museums
  • a nice cuppa
  • fresh air
  • getting mucky
  • heritage
  • industrial history
  • noise
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • QE II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF
  • 01670 624455
  • Website

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool, is a unique and fascinating journey through time, set in an authentically-created historic quayside of the 1800s.

  • military history
  • big stuff
  • ships
  • the real thing
  • The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ
  • 01429 860 077
  • Website
  • Email