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.
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.
The former Baltic Flour Mills, a disused 1950s grain warehouse, has been transformed into a leading international contemporary arts venue.
Two sixteenth- and seventeenth-century merchants’ houses, one of which is a rare example of Jacobean domestic architecture.
BALTIC was created inside a former Tyneside flour mill. Photo: Jon Pratty © 24 Hour Museum.
The region's biggest free museum where you can learn all about life on Tyneside.
This Natural History Museum has numerous galleries where you can encounter reptiles and insects.
The gallery has a programme temporary exhibitions including both historical and contemporary work of national and international significance.
The permanent collection at the Laing includes beautiful 18th and 19th century paintings and world-renowned watercolours.
The Life Science Centre. Image courtesy: 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.