North East

Plan your day out in the North East! Find hundreds of places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions, castles and stately homes in County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

A photo of a copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio showing A Midsummer Night's Dream

Object of the Week: William Shakespeare's First Folio, as owned by King George III

Printed in 1623, this copy of the First Folio has been left open at A Midsummer Night’s Dream as it makes its first appearance outside of the British Library.

A photo of an installation view of work by artist Hajra Waheed at Baltic Mill in Newcastle Gateshead

Power games over the sky: Artist Hajra Waheed brings first solo UK show to BALTIC

Raised in Saudi Arabia, Hajra Waheed grew up under strict regulations including the prohibition of photographic and video documentation by civilians. The Cyphers brings her observations to the north-east.

a photo of two figures next to a cross

Archaeologists to excavate Lindisfarne in search of the elusive original monastery

DigVentures, the crowdfunding archaeological social enterprise, is backing a major excavation to discover the location of the first monastery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

A photo of a time capsule from 21 years ago being removed from beneath a city lawn

Time capsule buried in Newcastle 21 years ago is removed from the ground - complete with letters, coins and cross-stitch

A time capsule buried beneath a civic centre in Newcastle has been excavated from the ground after 21 years following a reminder from a former pupil who was involved in the original ceremony which......

A photo of an oil painting by El Greco showing Jesus Christ on the crucifixion cross

£5.5 million new institute for Spanish art in Bishop Auckland to "stand up against any museum in world"

Curators say a new £5.5 million institute of Spanish and Hispanic Art in County Durham, planned as part of the restoration of Auckland Castle. will "stand up against any museum in the world".

A photo of a fragment of a stone male head from the Vindolanda Museum in Northumberland

"Almost unbelievable" return of stolen Roman head surprises staff at Vindolanda

A stone fragment of the head of a young male, stolen from Roman Vindolanda in Northumberland in the first theft at the site for 45 years, has been quietly returned four months later.

A photo of Jo Harrigan, the head gardener at Belsay Hall, sitting by a tree with a pink Katsura tree

Object of the Week: The Japanese Katsura tree in the quarry gardens of Northumberland's Belsay Hall

This unusual, yellow-to-copper tree comes from Japan and is just one of the many trees at Belsay Hall, in Northumberland, signalling the start of autumn in colourful style.

A photo of a brick medieval wall being excavated by archaeologists in the rural County Durham village of Brignall

Archaeologists begin "exciting" search for ancient settlement beneath Durham village

Drone pictures are likely to have identified a settlement established long before Brignall, a village first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and held by Edwin, Earl of Mercia, before the Norman ......

a photo of a silhouetted figure standing before a roaring fire. Bill Viola Fire Woman

Hit the North! The best art exhibitions to see in the North of England during 2015

What are the best exhibitions to see in the North of England between now and Christmas? From Sheffield to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool - check them out here.

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