Tyne & Wear

Properties and events in Tyne & Wear

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"The Toffee Factory Girls" A Talk By Author Glenda Young

The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton Le Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 4BB
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join bestselling local author Glenda Young for an illustrated talk about her writing life from growing up in Ryhope to becoming a bestselling author, published by Headline.

A Heritage Stroll Around Saltwell Park led by Ian Daley

Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 5AX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A one-hour stroll around Saltwell Park, exploring its fascinating history, hosted by Ian Daley. This year's walk will also focus on local artist Charlie Rogers who lived very close to Saltwell Park and regularly painted scenes inside it.

A Walk in the Park

Leazes Park, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 4BJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Heritage Walk in the Park covering the history of the first People's Park in Newcastle, its setting in the Leazes Conservation Area and some of its flora & fauna

Arbeia Roman Fort

Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum, Baring Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 2BB
In person
Pre-booking required

Free tour of Arbeia Roman Fort.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: Building History and Behind the Scenes Tour

Baltic Centre For Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE8 3BA
In person
Pre-booking required

Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes look at Baltic. You'll learn about the history of the building and the regeneration of the Quayside area.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: Quayside Tour

South Shore Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 3BA
In person
Pre-booking required

Explore the NewcastleGateshead Quayside and local history as Baltic Crew take you on this relaxed tour.

Behind the Scenes with Progressive Players @ Little Theatre Gateshead

2-4 Saltwell View, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 4JS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Have a tour of the only theatre to be built and to open during WW2. The Little Theatre Gateshead was built as a permanent home for the Progressive Players by the influential Dodds Sisters.

Bishopwearmouth Walking Tour

High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 3ET
In person
Pre-booking required

An architectural walking tour of the Bishopwearmouth Townscape Heritage Scheme led by Sunderland City Council

Christ Church, Shieldfield, Newcastle upon Tyne

Simpson Terrace (opposite Shieldfield Green), Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 1XB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Christ Church has for the last 163 years been the parish church for Shieldfield. This Grade II* listed building is a fine example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Its interior captures the history of Shieldfield.

Civic Treasures: the town halls and civic centres of North-East England, talk by Dr Michael Johnson

City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8AX
In person
Pre-booking required

A fascinating look at the history of the civic buildings in the North-East of England.

Conversations with the Saltwell Sculptures

Saltwell Park, East Park Road, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE9 5AX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

On this walk we have a one-hour+ conversation showing the artworks, discussing the artist's intentions and listen to the visitor's responses to the modern sculptures in Saltwell Park. Please come along and contribute.

Cullercoats Community Centre celebrating the R.N.L.I. bicentenary

Cullercoats Community Centre, Belle View Street, Cullercoats, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE30 4QX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Celebrating The Cullercoats Lifeboats & their crews

Cullercoats Watch House

Watchhouse, Front Street, Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear, NE30 4QB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Opportunity for the public to visit an iconic Grade II listed building full of interesting artefacts and lots of local history books

Dunston Staiths

Dunston Staiths, Staithes Road, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE11 9DR
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy panoramic river views from this iconic, Grade ll listed, scheduled monument on the River Tyne at Dunston, Gateshead. Refreshments available from nearby Staiths Café.

From Flax to Freelance The History of 36 Lime Street

Ouseburn Warehouse Workshops, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Warehouse Workshops, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 2PQ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join Ouseburn expert Mike Greatbatch and 36 Lime Street glass artist Sue Woolhouse on a tour of the exterior and then interior of 36 Lime Street, along the way explaining what its original use was and a tour of several studios.

Grainger Market

Grainger Street, Newcastle City Council, 9th Floor Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 5QQ
In person
Pre-booking required

The wonderful Grainger Market opened in 1835, Newcastle's first supermarket. Its airy alleyways and newly refurbished domed roof is certainly worth a visit. Book a tour of the market and find out its secrets.

Guided Tour of Scotswood Station

St Margaret's Church, Armstrong Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE15 6AR
In person
Pre-booking required

Discover the fascinating history of Scotswood's railway network.

Guided Tour of St James' Graveyard

Benwell Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE15 6RS
In person
Pre-booking required

A chance to have an expert Guided Tour of a local historic graveyard.

Guided tour to our historic chapel and explanation of our work

53 Mill Dam, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1EQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Historic Chapel for Merchant Seafarers

Jarrow Town Hall Tour

Town Hall, Grange Road, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, NE32 3LE
In person
Pre-booking required

The town hall was the starting point for the Jarrow March,[7] a protest organised by the borough council over local poverty and, in particular, the impact on the local community of the closure of Palmer's Shipyard.