Central Library, Prince Consort Road
Tyne and Wear
Central Library Reception
0191 433 8420
Local Studies Library
0191 433 8430
0191 433 8424
There are 16 libraries in Gateshead, plus a Readers at Home Service and a Mobile Library. Whatever your reason for visiting – for information, learning or leisure – you will find our libraries accessible spaces with something of interest for everyone. We have…
CDs and DVDs
Local and family history
Rooms for hire
Anyone can become a member of the library at any age and it is free to join. There is a small annual charge to use our computers.
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9am -7pm
Weds 9am -5pm
Sat 9am -1pm
Closed: Sundays; bank holidays
Our Local Studies section offers access to parish records, census returns, electors lists, newspapers, maps and a large collection of photographs about the Gateshead area. Our specialist staff are on hand to help.
Archives, Social History
Tracing Your War Ancestors
- 12 February — 16 April 2014
Explore your military ancestors with Rosie Serdville and John Sadler, authors of ‘Tommy at War 1914-1918’ and ‘Tommy Rot’. This ten week course uses first-hand accounts, poetry, drama and multi-media to bring to life the history of the bloodiest conflict ever fought by British forces.
St Mary's Heritage Centre
St. Mary’s Heritage Centre
St Mary’s Church
You can reach St. Mary’s Heritage Centre...
Bus service: Q1 (bright yellow buses)
Approximately every 10 minutes (day) or 20 minutes (evening)
- Newcastle Central Station (taking about 10 minutes)
- Gateshead Interchange (taking about 4 minutes)
The Sage Gateshead, adjacent to St Mary’s.
ON FOOT / CYCLE
From Newcastle Upon Tyne, cross the Swing Bridge and climb Cannon street, going underneath the Tyne Bridge. St Mary’s will be on your left at the top of the bank.
From Gateshead Town Centre, follow signs for the Sage Gateshead, passing the Old town Hall and going underneath the railway line on Oakwellgate. St Mary’s is directly opposite the Sage Gateshead.
Limited parking is available on site during normal opening hours (10am -4pm) and also for special events held outside of normal opening times.
Alternative car parking is available at Church Street or at the Sage Gateshead, about a 1 minute walk from the Heritage Centre.
St. Mary’s Heritage Centre can be accessed from the North by crossing the Tyne Bridge (A167) and turning left onto Church Street, or from the South by following directions to the ’Sage Gateshead’ and ’Visitor Centre’.
£75 – book in advance. To reserve your place please contact John Sadler on 01661 881654.