Newcastle & Gateshead

Plan your day out in Newcastle and Gateshead! Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic attractions and more.

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 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 hid it within a lawn.

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.

A photo of a sculpture of a Roman biblical male figure with a beard and curly hair

Roman Empire: Power and People: five star objects from the British Museum exhibition

As it prepares to open at Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum in Wallsend later this month, take a look at some objects from the British Museum's major Roman show.

A photo of a group of classical musicians performing inside a darkened tunnel

22-piece orchestra to play concert in hard hats in former air raid shelter below Newcastle

The Underground Orchestra will invite their audience into the former coal waggonway and air raid shelter for a performance inspired by the north-east.

Black and white photo of a woman listening to headphones

Artist Sam Belinfante curates show about listening at BALTIC Project Space

The new Hayward Touring Exhibition, featuring work by Janet Cardiff, Laure Provost and Haroon Mirza, opens at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle.

A photo of a woman looking at an ancient fan while wearing white gloves

Curator's Choice: A feathered brisé fan carried by ladies of the 1920s

Emma Davison, from Tyne and Wear Museums, delves into the costume stores to find a fan first made popular during the early 19th century.

A black and white photo of a large urban building

Happy birthday Discovery Museum: Pictures from Newcastle's home of history past

Who knew that Tyneside's most popular history venue used to have a different name and live in a former bacon warehouse? The Discovery Museum celebrates 80 years.

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