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Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum

At Beamish buildings collected from across the region are filled with objects illustrating the region’s history, many donated by local people to help the Museum tell their story. Costumed staff and volunteers use these collections to create a living, working Museum.

  • North East history
  • historic buildings
  • fresh air
  • dressing up
  • doing things as a family
  • being active
  • architecture
  • a nice cuppa
  • the real thing
  • being original
  • acting like a kid
  • inventions

Bowes Railway

Bowes railway is the only standard-gauge rope hauled railway in the world which is in preservation. The extensive site has workshops, blacksmiths, steam and diesel locomotives and a huge collection of wagons and artefacts from the history of the Durham Coalfield.

  • travelling
  • trains
  • industrial history
  • a nice cuppa
  • being original
  • Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7QJ
  • 0191 416 1847
  • Website

Cherryburn: Thomas Bewick's Birthplace

​This intriguing cottage and farmhouse is the birthplace of Northumberland artist Thomas Bewick.

  • North East history
  • fresh air
  • doing things as a family
  • collections
  • art
  • a nice cuppa
  • craft
  • Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield, NE43 7DD
  • 01661 843 276
  • Website

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Step into the newly restored station building and look out for large exhibits like Stephenson’s “Locomotion No. 1” and displays of railway memorabilia.

  • trains
  • North East history
  • doing things as a family
  • a nice cuppa
  • heritage
  • technology
  • the real thing
  • North Road Station, Darlington, DL3 6ST
  • 01325 405060
  • Website
  • Email

Heugh Battery Museum

A unique site, filled with history and intrigue! Come and explore a faithfully restored 19th century coastal defence battery, scene of the 1914 Bombardment of the Hartlepools.

  • acting like a kid
  • military history
  • a nice cuppa
  • being active
  • big stuff
  • buying nice things
  • doing things as a family
  • dressing up
  • exploring
  • The Heugh Battery, Moor Terrace, Hartlepool, TS25 0PS
  • 01429 270 746
  • Website

Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar

Kirkleatham Museum is the local history museum for the Borough of Redcar and Cleveland with a treasure trove of artefacts and exhibitions set on three floors all housed within a magnificent 1710 Queen Anne building.

  • doing things as a family
  • a nice cuppa
  • acting like a kid
  • being active
  • being creative
  • buying nice things
  • dressing up
  • having fun
  • North East history
  • souvenirs
  • Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW
  • 01642 479 500
  • Website

Laing Art Gallery

​The Laing Art Gallery has something for everyone to enjoy.

  • making things
  • art
  • doing things as a family
  • sparkly things
  • the real thing
  • famous figures
  • buying nice things
  • a nice cuppa
  • a place to think
  • being creative
  • collections
  • pictures
  • to be inspired
  • New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG
  • 0191 278 1611
  • Website
  • Email

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) promotes creativity as a tool for everyone, it is one of the UK’s leading galleries for modern and contemporary art and craft.

  • design
  • pictures
  • architecture
  • a place to think
  • a nice cuppa
  • sparkly things
  • souvenirs
  • buying nice things
  • being creative
  • art
  • Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
  • 01642 726 720
  • Website

Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Find out about the selfless courage of a community who has braved the elements to fish, mine for coal, whilst maintaining a lifeboat station and manning rescue missions to help family and friends in trouble.

  • ships
  • a nice cuppa
  • big stuff
  • doing things as a family
  • learning
  • North East history
  • stories
  • Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6DB
  • 01670 819251
  • Website

Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Get ready for one amazing journey as you step through the doors of Preston Park Museum & Grounds. Discover the Hall and its treasures, experience what life was like in 1895 as you take a stroll down their replica Victorian Street,

  • being original
  • being creative
  • a nice cuppa
  • being active
  • collections
  • doing things as a family
  • dressing up
  • fresh air
  • historic buildings
  • making things
  • craft
  • Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, TS18 3RH
  • 01642 527 375
  • Website