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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
  • getting north
  • Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
  • 0191 334 5694
  • 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

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
  • getting north
  • 30 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
  • 0845 271 0777
  • 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

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
  • getting north
  • Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, NE29 8DX
  • 0191 200 7146
  • Website

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens combines a museum, art gallery, exhibition space and Winter Gardens to create a stunning visitor attraction in the heart of the city centre.

  • doing things as a family
  • buying nice things
  • being creative
  • animals
  • acting like a kid
  • a nice cuppa
  • making things
  • getting north
  • Burdon Road, Sunderland, SR1 1PP
  • 0191 553 2323
  • Website

Tanfield Railway

This lovingly preserved colliery railway’s original purpose was the movement of coal from the nearby collieries to ships waiting on the River Tyne. The surviving section of the original railway, the 1725 Sunniside to Causey section, is now the world’s oldest working railway.

  • trains
  • fresh air
  • doing things as a family
  • the real thing
  • getting north
  • The Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill, Sunniside, NE16 5ET
  • 0191 388 7545
  • Website

The Bowes Museum

Enjoy the greatest collection of European fine and decorative arts in the North of England and an acclaimed exhibition and events programme.

  • historic buildings
  • collections
  • art
  • a place to think
  • a nice cuppa
  • doing things as a family
  • pictures
  • sparkly things
  • buying nice things
  • getting north
  • Barnard Castle, DL12 8NP
  • 01833 690 606
  • Website