Get Out Of The Office At Lunchtime And Visit A Newcastle & Gateshead Museum

| 19 February 2007

February 23 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present a lunchtime trail around the city.

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February 23 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. To give you somewhere cultural to eat your sandwiches, 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present a trail of places to visit in Newcastle and Gateshead during your lunchtime.

Click on the highlighted links in the text for more detail about the venues or scroll to the end of the trail for more venue details and links.

Before you get out into the fresh air, just to remind your collegues where you are off to, and why you are going, why not use this desk reminder, specially designed by the Work Your Proper Hours Team at the TUC?

Download the sign and print it out, fold the blank side behind the printed side to make it a bit more rigid and then fold in half. Plonk it on your desk one way round whilst you're away at lunch, and simply switch it round at the end of the day to show you're off on time.

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

The former Baltic Flour Mills, a disused 1950s grain warehouse, has been transformed into a leading international contemporary arts venue.

Bessie Surtees House

Two sixteenth- and seventeenth-century merchants’ houses, one of which is a rare example of Jacobean domestic architecture.

Shows an exterior view, looking up at Baltic.

BALTIC was created inside a former Tyneside flour mill. Photo: Jon Pratty © 24 Hour Museum.

Discovery Museum

The region's biggest free museum where you can learn all about life on Tyneside.

Hancock Museum

This Natural History Museum has numerous galleries where you can encounter reptiles and insects.

Hatton Gallery

The gallery has a programme temporary exhibitions including both historical and contemporary work of national and international significance.

Laing Art Gallery

The permanent collection at the Laing includes beautiful 18th and 19th century paintings and world-renowned watercolours.

colour photo of the south entrance of the life science museum with a large yellow wall on the right and a framework roof and a sloped blue wall on the left

The Life Science Centre. Image courtesy: Life Science Centre.

Life Science Centre

Visit the Life Science Centre where you'll learn about everything from DNA to motion simulators.

Here visitors can learn about the history of the region, especially Hadrian's Wall and the Roman frontier.