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Lady Waterford Hall

Decorated inside with stunning life-size watercolour murals painted by Louisa, who used estate workers and children as models, the Hall is a must-see for art-lovers and those interested in social history.

  • famous figures
  • art
  • a place to think
  • being active
  • doing things as a family
  • dressing up
  • historic buildings
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • the unusual
  • to be inspired
  • Ford Village, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 2QG
  • 07790 457580
  • Website
  • Email

Lindisfarne Priory

​Lindisfarne Priory was one of the most important places for early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England.

  • the real thing
  • stories
  • a place to think
  • being active
  • doing things as a family
  • exploring
  • fresh air
  • getting mucky
  • historic buildings
  • North East history
  • wildlife
  • Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2RX
  • 01289 389 200
  • Website

Museum of Hartlepool

​With lots of interactive fun, colourful characters, full size fishing coble and even a few sea monsters, the Museum of Hartlepool tells the story of a past which is packed with exciting events and interesting people.

  • doing things as a family
  • learning
  • monsters
  • North East history
  • ships
  • Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, TS24 0XZ
  • 01429 860 077
  • 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
  • getting north
  • Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, NE64 6DB
  • 01670 819251
  • Website

Roman Vindolanda

Vindolanda is a fascinating Roman fort and civilian settlement lying just to the south of Hadrian’s Wall. Talk to archaeologists and volunteers, actively at work from April to September (weather permitting!) as they uncover even more of Vindolanda’s hidden past.

  • being active
  • doing things as a family
  • fresh air
  • North East history
  • romans
  • the real thing
  • world history
  • getting north
  • Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7JN
  • 01434 344 277
  • Website

Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Segedunum, which means strong fort, stands at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall. Today Segedunum is once again the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall. It is the most excavated fort along the wall and has a large interactive Museum plus a 35 meter high viewing tower.

  • a nice cuppa
  • being active
  • fresh air
  • getting mucky
  • learning
  • military history
  • North East history
  • romans
  • ships
  • the real thing
  • world history
  • getting north
  • Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
  • 0191 236 9347
  • Website

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

This striking Victorian building is the world’s first electric lighthouse. Take in the fantastic views over Marsden Bay and the notorious currents of ‘Whitburn Steel’ before taking part in hands-on activities and events for all the family.

  • being active
  • doing things as a family
  • fresh air
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • the unusual
  • wildlife
  • getting north
  • Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7NH
  • 0191 529 3161
  • Website

South Shields Museum & Art Gallery

Explore the history of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits and stunning art.

  • North East history
  • art
  • animals
  • a nice cuppa
  • wildlife
  • getting north
  • Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JA
  • 0191 456 8740
  • 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