Gateshead Heritage @ St. Mary's

Gateshead Heritage @ St. Mary's
St Mary's Church
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear




0191 433 4699

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Gateshead Heritage @ St. Mary's Flyer
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St. Mary's Church, which sits high above the River Tyne close to The Sage Gateshead, reopened on the 16th December 2008 following a £1.2m transformation, funded by Gateshead Council, the European Regional Development fund and the heritage lottery fund, into Tyneside's newest visitor attraction.

The interior of the Grade 1-listed church has been completely stripped out to return it as far as possible to its former state, and is now open to the public with a programme of exhibitions and activities including a new family history section focusing on the church and the nearby area.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Heritage site, Industrial heritage site, Transport heritage site, Ship or maritime heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

Tues-Sun 10.00-16.00
Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00-16.00

Closed: Mon except Bank Holidays

Admission charges


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

The Wizard of Oz, Little Miss Sunshine or Star Wars?

  • 17 May 2014 6-11pm

Whatever your favourite movie is, use it as inspiration
to make your own artwork. Enjoy a film themed night
with artist makes, heritage films, live music and great
photo opportunities. Artist Kate Eccles will lead a collage
workshop using iconic film images - make your own
paper artwork to take away. Relive the joy of watching
silent film from Gateshead Libraries local history archive,
animated by local folk music played by Johnny Handle.
Turn your favourite movie into a unique mini flipbook with
artist Christopher Folwell. Finish off your visit with a photo
recreating that moment from the film Ghost at our potter’s
wheel with expert help from Shaun at Oblique Ceramics.
Will you be Patrick Swayze or Demi Moore? Refreshments
will be available for a small donation.

Suitable for

  • Any age