Northumberland

Properties and events in Northumberland

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Alnwick Playhouse

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1PQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Alnwick Playhouse invite you to explore the theatre, with self-guided tours, backstage access and have a go opportunities in our tech, box office and wardrobe departments.

Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery

Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery, 14 Bailiffgate, 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1LX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Ten thousand years of history in one visit with interactive displays and childrens' activities plus a stunning textile exhibition

Behind the Scenes of Northumberland Archives

Northumberland Archives, Woodhorn, Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9YF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Take a tour behind the scenes of Northumberland Archives and get a rare glimpse into the work that goes into preserving and providing access to our amazingly diverse collections which cover over 800 years of Northumberland’s fascinating history.

Belford Hall

Belford Hall, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7EY
In person
Book on day

Belford Hall is a Grade I listed Georgian manor house by James Paine, extended in the Regency period by John Dobson and now divided into private apartments. The communal areas, wine cellar, servants' tunnel and gardens are open this weekend.

Berwick Lifeboat Station at Carr Rock, Spittal

Berwick Lifeboat Station, Carr Rock, Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1QS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Stationed in Spittal, the lifeboat service in Berwick has a long history. Visit the present Lifeboat Station and see their new inshore lifeboat. Find out what they do today as well as about their past.

Berwick Masonic Hall

The Masonic Hall, The Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1EE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Look around a working Masonic Hall which has operated from here for over 150 years. View the working tools and regalia of a Masonic Lodge. Find out about the building's history and the lodges who are based here.

Berwick's Riverside Walls Virtual Tour

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15
Online event
Pre-booking not required

Originally part of the defences commenced by Edward I after he stormed Berwick in 1296, this section of wall was probably not built until the early 14th century.

Cherryburn

Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield, Northumberland, NE43 7DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the birthplace of famous artist, engraver and naturalist Thomas Bewick, nestled in the Tyne Valley.

Church of St James' the Great, Morpeth

St James Terrace, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1BP
In person
Pre-booking not required

Impressive Victorian Romanesque Church, after the style of the cathedral at Monreale in Sicily, with fine wall paintings.

Clock Tower Tours and Bell Ringing Experience, Morpeth

Oldgate, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1QF
In person
Pre-booking not required

This is an unusual clock tower as it is not part of a church. The bells ring to celebrate civic events such as the annual Mayor-Making.

Collingwood Society Lecture

Market Place, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1LZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Annual Collingwood Lecture about Morpeth's famous resident.

Cragend Farm Historic Tour

Cragend, Cragend Farm, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7XN
In person
Pre-booking required

Cragend Farm is an award winning unique site: From the Big Bang to the 21st century: enjoy a sensory historical tour, including artefacts and research and experience the unique work of businessman and innovative engineer Lord Armstrong of Cragside.

CWGC tours 2024 - Morpeth (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, St Mary's Field, Waddington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2QF
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for a Commonwealth War Graves tour of Morpeth (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard

Ecological Self Build House

1 West Back Lane, Belford, Northumberland, NE70 7NR
In person
Pre-booking preferred

An ecological, energy-efficient and affordable home designed & built by its architect owners/ occupants who welcome & guide you round. Free printed handouts provided illustrating project & construction details + information on materials & suppliers.

Free entry at Cragside, Friday 13 September 2024

Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Cragside is opening its doors for free for one day only. Step inside Britain's original smart and discover how a pioneering Victorian inventor, William Armstrong, harnessed the power of water to light the House.

General Lamberts House, Alnwick

General Lambert's House, 31 & 33 Narrowgate, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1JG
In person
Pre-booking not required

A tour of a Grade II* Listed building, General Lambert's House. There will be the opportunity to see the building in its current conditions and the plans to bring the building back to life.

George Stephenson's Birthplace

George Stephenson's Birthplace, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8DS
In person
Pre-booking required

Uncover the life of world-famous railway engineer George Stephenson in the cottage where he was born.

Georgian Berwick - Guided Walk

The Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1DF
In person
Pre-booking required

What was once called Rotten Row was transformed into the present Ravensdowne in the 18th century. Many of the houses in this street running from the Barracks were populated by Berwick's wealthier citizens and built in the Georgian period.

Greenses Arabs and Fish Tales - Guided Walk

Bell Tower Place, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1NB
In person
Pre-booking required

Join local Archivist, Linda Bankier as she leads you on this walk to discover the stories of the families that lived and worked in the cottages and smokehouses of the Greenses - a unique area of Berwick outside the Tudor Walls.

Greenses Arabs and Fish Tales Virtual Walk

High Greens, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1NB
Online event
Pre-booking not required

Join local Archivist, Linda Bankier as she leads you on this short online walk to discover the stories of the families that lived and worked in the cottages and smokehouses of the Greenses. See buildings not featured in the in-person walk.