Museums & Art Galleries in or near Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne and is a misture of modern and historic. With vibrant nightlife and excellent shopping opportunities this city has beautiful architecture, bars, galleries and a stunning quayside. There are many festivals and events held throughout the year. Museums and Art Galleries in or near Newcastle upon Tyne Discovery Museum and Laing Art Gallery are listed below.
4 Results In Or Near Newcastle upon Tyne
0.6 miles from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne
Learn hands on at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle The Discovery Museum in Newcastle is probably most famous for its Turbinia exhibit – the first vessel to be powered by a steam turbine and dreamt up by Charles Parsons, who served his engineering apprentice at a Newcastle firm. However, this city centre gem of an attraction has much, much more to see and will keep visitors from 1 to 100 fascinated, such is the eclectic mix of exhibits, many pleasingly hands-on. Tyne and Wear was a pow...
0.7 miles from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne
This small but important gallery on Newcastle's New Bridge Street is home to a very impressive collection of sculpture and art and is well known for attracting some of the big hitters in historic, modern and contemporary art to the north east. The permanent collection has some fabulous 18th and 19th century paintings and world class watercolours. The pre-Raphaelite paintings are worth the trip alone. But there is contemporary work here too with Moore's Seated Woman: Thin Neck, Gaugin's The Br...
2.1 miles from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne
The Shipley Art Gallery opened in 1917 with a collection of 504 paintings bequeathed by local solicitor Joseph Shipley. Since then the collection has grown to include nearly 800 paintings and collections of works on paper, decorative art and contemporary craft. The Shipley's art collections were designated as being of national importance in 1998 and include local favourite, William Irving's painting The Blaydon Races. In 1977 the Shipley began collecting contemporary art made in Britain. O...
3.8 miles from the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne
Segedunum Roman Fort is the most excavated Roman site in the UK. It marks the beginning (or end) of the Roman Wall and the Museum was opened in June 2000.
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