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Anker's House Museum

The Anker’s House Museum is a wonderful compact and informative museum attached to the Parish Church, which was established in 883AD.

  • North East history
  • romans
  • historic buildings
  • heritage
  • Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3QB
  • 0191 388 3295
  • Website

Auckland Castle (Currently Closed for Redevelopment)

​Auckland Castle has been home to the Prince Bishops of Durham for over 900 years and is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings.

  • collections
  • animals
  • art
  • a place to think
  • to be inspired
  • historic buildings
  • wildlife
  • Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham
  • 01388 743 750
  • Website
  • Email

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

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

The Schoolroom Museum is housed in a building once used as a charity school which was founded in 1704 by Michael Postgate, a local landowner, and it was here between 1736 and 1740, that Captain James Cook received his early education.

  • travelling
  • stories
  • North East history
  • historic buildings
  • famous figures
  • 101 High Street, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, TS9 6NB
  • 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

Durham Cathedral, The Treasures of St. Cuthbert

​This stunning World Heritage Site contains relics of St Cuthbert, cathedral and episcopal plate of 17th and 18th centuries as well as Anglo-Saxon artefacts.

  • North East history
  • historic buildings
  • a place to think
  • to be inspired
  • famous figures
  • Durham Cathedral, Durham, DH13EH
  • 0191 386 4266
  • Website
  • Email

Durham Museum & Heritage Centre

Relive the story of Durham from Medieval times to the 20th century in this excellent local history Museum.

  • North East history
  • historic buildings
  • learning
  • St Mary-le-Bow, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET
  • 0191 384 5589
  • Website

Heatherslaw Cornmill

Explore and discover this fully operational Victorian watermill on the banks of the beautiful river Till.

  • doing things as a family
  • big stuff
  • being original
  • being active
  • dressing up
  • having fun
  • historic buildings
  • industrial history
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • the unusual
  • Ford Forge, Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TJ
  • 01890 820 488
  • Website