Properties and events in Tyne & Wear 2017

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Tanfield Railway

Tanfield Railway, Marley Hill Engine Shed, Burdon Plain, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE16 5ET

Soak in the atmosphere of the oldest working engine shed in the world, used to house & repair steam locomotives since 1854. Enjoy close up our…

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The Pathology Centre Tour

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 6SX

Ever wondered what happens to your samples once they have been taken? How long does it take to process a sample? Generally the first step is…

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Monkseaton Quaker (Friends) Meeting House

23 Front Street, Monkseaton, Monkseaton, Tyne & Wear, NE25 8AQ

The Quaker Meeting House was originally built as a single storey cottage, with stone walls 20 inches thick, in the late eighteenth or early…

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A look Inside the Old Post Office

NBS, The Old Post Office, St. Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 1RH

Come and take a look inside the Old Post Office and see what now stands in place of stamps, telegrams and parcels! A prestigious building…

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Bessie Surtees House

41-44 Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 3JF

One of the last Tudor buildings in the Newcastle area, Bessie Surtees House provides an intriguing mix of architecture and romance, set against…

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Civic Centre Banqueting Suite and Lord Mayors Silver Gallery

Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8QH

Let us celebrate with HODS with a fantastic tour around the Civic Centre Banqueting and Lord Mayors Silver Gallery. The unique post-war modern…

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Explore the ocean-going yacht, James Cook

Newcastle City Marina, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 1LF

Ocean Youth Trust North (OYT North) is a charity based in the North East of England specialising in the personal development of young people…

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Fabulous! LGBTQI Walking Tour

Meet at the Blue Box entrance of the City Library on the corner of John Dobson Street and New Bridge Street West, 33 New Bridge St West, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8AX

Lesbian and gay history often gets overlooked, forgotten or lost. Sometimes this is accidental, sometimes deliberate, sometimes ideological, but…

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Flashback Friday - A History of Walker Park

Church Walk/ Scrogg Road/Wharrier Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE6 3HR

Walker Park was originally laid out in 1888 on land that was part of Scrogg House Farm, and officially opened in 1891. Initially the park was…

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Grey’s Monument FULLY BOOKED

Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 5BQ

Grey’s Monument, erected in 1838 to commemorate Earl Grey and his contribution to the passing of the Great Reform Bill. Designed by Benjamin…

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Jesmond Old Cemetery

Jesmond Old Cemetery, Jesmond Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 1NL

Jesmond Old Cemetery is home to many of the Victorian men and women whom made the City of Newcastle what it is today. Fenwick, Bainbridge, Dobson,…

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Newcastle University: Armstrong Building and the Old Quadrangle

Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 7RU

The Armstrong Building is intrinsically linked with the formation of Newcastle University and will be opening its doors to the public during the…

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Ouseburn Heritage Walks

Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear

Opportunities to explore the heritage of the Ouseburn Valley with local guides – this year following two historic routes that are no longer…

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St James’ Church and Graveyard, Benwell

Benwell Lane, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE15 6RR

St James' Church is one of the oldest buildings in Benwell. It was originally designed by John Dobson. The Church opened in 1833 when Benwell was…

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Tynemouth Lighthouse

Lighthouse Roundhead, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

North Pier Lighthouse at the mouth of the river Tyne - the foundation stones of the Pier were laid in 1854 and lighthouse built soon after. The…

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Marine Park Heritage Walk

South Marine Park, Sea Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2LD

Meet at the Tyne Lifeboat near Haven Point for the start of the walk. The Friends of the Park will lead a walk through both North and South…

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South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House

South Pier, South Promenade, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2JZ

This year South Shields Volunteer Life Brigade was awarded Freedom of the Borough of South Tyneside in recognition of its remarkable record of…

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South Shields, Always Ready

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2BB

This new event for Heritage Open Days is a walk focussing on the interesting South Shields Maritime Heritage and the Town's Motto 'Always Ready'.…

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St Hilda’s Colliery

St Hilda's Industrial Estate, Station Road, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1RA

St Hilda’s Headstock is one of the last remaining buildings in the former Durham Coalfield. This heritage event is a special opportunity to…

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The Word - Tour

The Word, 45 Market Place, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1JF

The newly opened building of The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, is South Tyneside Council’s new state-of-the-art cultural venue.…

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Donnison School Heritage and Education Centre

The Donnison School Buildings, Church Walk, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 2BJ

The Donnison School is a rare Georgian schoolroom that dates from 1798 and is adjoined by an 1827 Headmistress School House. Visitors can come…

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Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Church, Hudson Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 2AQ

This church was originally the first German church in Sunderland and was only the second in the country. It was opened on Sunday 16th November…

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Royal Artillery Club

Royal Artillery Association Club, 10-11 Mary Street, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 3NH

A collection of military and regimental memorabilia from different periods from Aug 1914 onwards. The refurbished upstairs function room has the…

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Sunderland Quaker Meeting House

30 Roker Park Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 9PG

Sunderland Quaker Meeting House is over 100 years old and has beautiful features from both the Arts and Crafts period and the Art Nouveau era.…

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Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House

Pier View, Roker, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 0PR

Founded in 1877 as a life saving service the Brigade is one of only three Volunteer Life Brigades left in the country. Help us celebrate our 140th…

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