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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
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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
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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
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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon houses over 70 vehicles in its ‘Collection Building’, for which admission and parking are free. Learn about the fascinating history of the railways and so much more!

  • trains
  • technology
  • acting like a kid
  • big stuff
  • industrial history
  • learning
  • the real thing
  • Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon,
    Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, DL4 2RE
  • 01904 685780
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Museum of Archaeology

Journey through 10,000 years of Durham’s history in our Living on the Hills gallery, at Palace Green Library. This family-friendly exhibition tells the story of Durham from the end of the last Ice Age onwards.

  • a place to think
  • collections
  • learning
  • the real thing
  • to be inspired
  • romans
  • Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN
  • 0191 334 2932
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Oriental Museum

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.

  • green museums
  • world history
  • the real thing
  • craft
  • art
  • Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
  • 0191 334 5694
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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
  • Chesterholm Museum, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7JN
  • 01434 344 277
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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
  • Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
  • 0191 236 9347
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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
  • Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7NH
  • 0191 529 3161
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Stephenson Railway Museum

Relive the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum. The Museum is home to George Stephenson’s ‘Billy’ and other steam engines including ‘Jackie Milburn’ named after the Newcastle United legend.

  • big stuff
  • doing things as a family
  • noise
  • the real thing
  • trains
  • Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE29 8DX
  • 0191 200 7146
  • Website