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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

Berwick Museum and Art Gallery

Located within Grade 1 listed Berwick Barracks, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, the museum displays items from the old garrison town and its surroundings. There is also an internationally important fine art collection displayed in the “Burrell at Berwick” gallery,

  • architecture
  • military history
  • art
  • historic buildings
  • North East history
  • to be inspired
  • The Clock Block, Berwick Barracks Parade, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1DQ
  • 01289 309538
  • Website

Cragside

​This extraordinary Victorian mansion was the first in the world to be lit by hydro-electricity.

  • the real thing
  • inventions
  • exploring
  • historic buildings
  • technology
  • architecture
  • Rothbury, NE65 7PX
  • 01669 620 333
  • Website

Durham Castle

Built in the Norman period as an imposing fortress, Durham Castle’s story is entwined with that of the Prince-Bishops of Durham, whose semi-regal status made them some of the most powerful and wealthy men in the country.

  • historic buildings
  • a place to think
  • architecture
  • collections
  • heritage
  • North East history
  • Durham Castle, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RW
  • 0191 334 2932
  • Website

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

Seven Stories National Centre for Children's Books

Seven Stories is where children’s books come to life! Exhibitions, with original manuscripts and illustrations, special events and creative activities the whole family can enjoy.

  • stories
  • monsters
  • making things
  • having fun
  • buying nice things
  • acting like a kid
  • a nice cuppa
  • famous figures
  • architecture
  • puzzles
  • 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
  • 0845 271 0777
  • 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