Hexham Old Gaol was ordered to be built in 1330, making it the oldest purpose-built prison in England.
- yucky stuff
- the real thing
- North East history
- a place to think
- green museums
A visit to Killhope, is a unique experience. Killhope is a fully restored 19th century lead mine, where you experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales. Including an award wining guided mine tour.
The Oriental Museum is the Asian art, antiquities, and material culture Museum of the University of Durham. Opened in 1960, it displays a remarkable collection from the cultures of Asia, Egypt, Islamic North Africa and the Middle-East.
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’.