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Acklam Hall


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Following restoration and development, Acklam Hall enters a new chapter in its long history.


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Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum


Open: Monday - Sunday

Admissions: Free (donations welcome)

Standing above the entrance to the River Tyne, Arbeia Roman Fort guarded the main sea route to Hadrian's Wall. Step into the Fort and immerse yourself in the world of the Romans right in the heart of South Shields.


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Arts Centre Washington


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

Arts Centre Washington exists to provide a mixed programme of artistic events and activities for all members of its community to experience and participate in the arts. Events include theatre, music, dance and comedy with Saturday nights in the Low Barn playing host to the award winning Davy Lamp Folk Club.


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Auckland Castle


Open: Castle currently closed for renovation

Admissions: See venue website for admissions details

A symbol of power and authority, Auckland Castle was built as one of the primary castles and hunting lodges of the Prince Bishop of Durham. Positioned high above the meandering River Wear, Auckland Castle offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside.


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Auction Mart, Hexham


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

The perfect choice to host a wide range of functions, parties and events.


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Aydon Castle


Open: Wednesday - Sunday and bank holidays, 10am - 4pm

Admissions: See venue website for admission details

Tucked away just one mile from the village of Corbridge is Aydon Castle, the perfect location for a family day out.


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Azure Garden Centre, Cramlington


Open: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Admissions: Free

Azure provides a wide range of services to people with disability throughout the North East. Their mission is 'Improving the lives of people who are disabled or disadvantaged'.


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balletLORENT


Open: Event dependent

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A leading UK contemporary dance company based in Newcastle upon Tyne, regularly touring the UK with wide-ranging and visually stunning productions that appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds.


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Baltic Square


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Baltic Square, the public space linking the winking eye of the Millennium Bridge to Baltic Flour Mill, is home to many exhibitions and events including Jesterval Comedy Festival.


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Barnard Castle


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Barnard Castle is a market town in Teesdale, County Durham, England.


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Barningham Village Hall


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

Barningham is a picturesque village on the edge of rolling moor land. It is located to the south of the A66 between Barnard Castle and Scotch Corner. The village is dominated by its huge greens and boasts beautiful views of North Yorkshire and across Teesdale to the Stanhope Moors.


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Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site


Open: Open 1 March 2016 - 4 January 2017 and 1 March 2017 - 4 January 2018

Admissions: See venue website for pricing details

Located in the Northumberland National Park and Northumberland International Dark Sky Park – considered to be the most tranquil place in the UK – our Bellingham Club campsite will appeal to campers looking for relaxing break as well as those seeking adventure.


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Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens


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Lose yourself at Belsay with its unique combination of Grecian architecture, medieval ruins, formal terraces and lush jungle-esque Quarry Garden. Soak up the sights and smells of our heritage gardens, roam the fabulous pillars in the grand hall, and enjoy wonderful views from the top of the castle tower.


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Berwick Barracks


Open: Opening times vary by season

Admissions: Up to £4.60 for adults

Home to history and the arts, Berwick Barracks is the ideal place for a family day out.


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Berwick Museum & Art Gallery


Open: 1 April - 30 September 2017 // Wednesday – Saturday 1100 – 1700 and Sunday 1100 - 1600

Admissions: See the website for more details

Have fun and learn about the history of Berwick-Upon-Tweed as you walk through the alleys of the old town recreated in the Window on Berwick displays.


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Berwick Visual Arts


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Berwick Visual Arts is an initiative managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, which also manages The Maltings Theatre & Cinema.


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Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks


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Home to history and the arts, Berwick Barracks is the ideal place for a family day out.


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Birdoswald Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall


Open: Weekends 10am - 4pm

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Birdoswald Roman Fort is the perfect place to see the longest continuous remaining stretch of this magnificent World Heritage Site, Hadrian's Wall.


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Bishop Auckland


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Known as the gateway to Weardale, Bishop Auckland is a bustling market town in the Vale of Durham, standing high above a meander in the River Wear with commanding views of the surrounding countryside.


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Bishop Auckland Town Hall


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

Every possible strand of the arts is represented in our comprehensive arts programme. Theatre, music, literature, dance, visual arts and crafts are all featured on a regular basis and there is a constant programme of events for children, people with special needs and specific interest groups.


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Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema


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The BOC is a not-for-profit, pop-up cinema with regular screenings at Blackfriars @ The Ouseburn; a Community Centre run by the St Vincent de Paul Society


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Blanchland


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Built with stones from the remains of the 12th century Blanchland Abbey is picturesque Blanchland. Surrounded by magnificent fells, Blanchland straddles the Northumberland and Durham border in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


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Boiler Shop


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The Boiler Shop was constructed in the 1820s for the Robert Stephenson & Co. Locomotive Works. Rich in engineering history and architectural interest, it is Grade II listed.


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Boldron Village Hall


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Boldron is a small attractive village in the south of the Teesdale district


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Bowes & Gilmonby Parish Hall


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Admissions: Admission costs dependent on event

Bowes and Gilmonby Parish Hall was opened on 24th April 1963 and was built by the farming community for the community


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Bowes and Gilmonby Parish Hall


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Bowes and Gilmonby Parish Hall was opened on 24th April 1963 and was built by the farming community for the community. The size and layout of Bowes Village Hall make it an ideal choice for private and business functions.


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Brinkburn Priory


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Picturesquely set by a bend in the River Coquet, the beautiful 12th century church of the Augustinian priory of Brinkburn survives completely roofed and restored.


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Butterknowle Village Hall


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Butterknowle is a pretty village within the Gaunless Valley, close to the town of Bishop Auckland.


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Bywell Hall


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Home to the Beaumont family since 1810, the Palladian building sits by the River Tyne at Bywell, Northumberland.


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Centre Square, Middlesbrough


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Chase Park, Whickham


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: Free

Chase Park is much loved by the Whickham community, and its stone walls, mature tree coverage, attractive gardens and old windmill help to contribute to the character of Whickham.


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Cheeseburn


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: Free

Cheeseburn supports creative projects and presents sculpture in the elegant grounds of Cheeseburn Grange in Northumberland.


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Cherryburn


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From meeting the animals to venturing indoors to admire Thomas Bewick's original collection, this little beauty has plenty on offer. Take a seat outdoors and enjoy a picnic, see a printing demonstration, release your inner Bear Grylls or visit the bees at the hives.


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Chester Le Street Golf Club


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The modern club is proud of its heritage and there is always a warm welcome from staff & members for any golfer who would enjoy playing the course which is fit for a King.


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Chester-le-Street Community Centre


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

In the heart of Chester-le-Street, home to a wide range of shows, events and classes.


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Chesters Roman Fort and Museum


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A place to relax on Hadrian's Wall for both Roman and modern visitors, Chesters is home to a spectacular Roman Bathhouse.


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CIRCA Projects, Newcastle


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CIRCA Projects is a non-profit arts organisation, active since 2009, that produces contemporary art exhibitions and events for audiences in the north east of England.


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Civic Hall Stanley


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

A venue for all occasions including theatre, exhibitions and corporate hire.


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Cluny 2


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Cluny 2 is a theatre-style venue and bar which is suitable for gigs, parties and theatre events.


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Corbridge Roman Town - Hadrian's Wall


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Not all the sites on Hadrian's Wall were heavily guarded fortresses. Corbridge was once a bustling town and supply base where Romans and civilians would pick up food and provisions. It remained a vibrant community right up until the end of Roman Britain in the early years of the 5th century.


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Cotherstone Village Hall


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Cotherstone Village Hall was built in 1883 as a Temperance Hall


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Cragside


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Cragside, the dream home of Lord and Lady Armstrong – a Victorian house that was light-years ahead of its time. The home of hydroelectricity, Lord and Lady Armstrong used their wealth, art and science in an ingenious way.


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Dalton and Gayles Village Hall


Open: Opening times dependent on events

Admissions: Admission costs dependent on events

Dalton and Gayles Village Hall has just finished the latest and most expensive renovation work in its illustrious history


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Dance City


Open: Event dependent

Admissions: Event dependent

Dance City is a vibrant and friendly place where people come together to take part, enjoy, experience and talk about dance.


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Darlington Civic Theatre


Open: Currently closed for restoration until autumn 2017

Admissions: Event dependent

Darlington Civic Theatre is currently closed for restoration until autumn 2017 when it will re-open as Darlington Hippodrome.


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Dewhirst Mill


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The Perfect Shopping Experience in the Heart of Northumberland.


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DFDS


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Located in North Shields, just outside of the city, the Newcastle ferry port is easy to access by car and by public transport, including a bus service from the city's Central Station. ​


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Discovery Museum


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: Free

Immerse yourself in the history of Newcastle and Tyneside told through permanent displays and temporary exhibitions over three floors focusing on the area's martime, scientific and technological importance to Britain and the rest of the world.


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Dunstanburgh Castle


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Built on the most magnificent scale, Dunstanburgh Castle stands on a remote headland in Northumberland.


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Durham Cathedral


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: Free (suggested donation of £3), admission fee applies for Open Treasure exhibition

Durham Cathedral is one of the great buildings of Europe. Set grandly on a rocky promontory next to the Castle with the medieval city huddled below and the river sweeping round, the profile of the World Heritage Site is instantly recognisable to people travelling up and down the East Coast Main Line.


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Durham City


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Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. The city lies on the River Wear, to the west of Sunderland, south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington.


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Durham City


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Bill Bryson called it ‘a perfect little city’ and Condé Nast’s Traveller magazine readers voted it the ‘Best city in the UK’


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Durham County Council Pools


Open: Various opening times for each pool - check the Durham County Council Website

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Swimming is a great way for people of all ages and abilities to have fun, relax, compete, get fit, stay active and feel great.


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Durham Wildlife Trust - Low Barns Reserve


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Low Barns is one of the region’s most important wildlife sites, this wetland reserve, bordered by the River Wear, also contains mixed woodlands and species rich grasslands.


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Durham Wildlife Trust - Rainton Meadows Reserve


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Although a relatively new site Rainton Meadows has developed into a significant area for wildlife over the last 20 years. The wetlands and grasslands support a wide range of birds and over 200 species have been recorded.


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Eggleston Village Hall


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Eggleston is a small picturesque village with beautiful views of the Teesdale landscapes


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Eleven Arches, Bishop Auckland


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The aim of the Eleven Arches is to establish Bishop Auckland as an international tourist destination, attracting visitors and investment which will contribute to the fortune of the area and empower the community.


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Etal Castle


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Set in the charming village of Etal by a ford over the River Till, this Northumberland castle is the ideal location for a family day out.


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Evenwood - Randolph Community Centre


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Evenwood is an old mining village situated between Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland


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Gainford Montalbo Village


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The Montalbo Village Hall in Gainford dates back to the 18th century and was given to the village in 1956


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Gala Theatre and Cinema


Open: Event dependent

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The centrepiece of Durham’s arts programme, the Gala Theatre is situated in a beautiful, purpose-built, £15m building on the banks of the river Wear in the heart of this historic city. The venue houses a state-of-the-art modern theatre, spacious and comfortable café-bar, two cinema screens and superb conference facilities.


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Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle


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Welcome to Gallagher & Turner, specialist picture framer and art gallery.


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Gallery 45, Northumberland


Open: Tuesday-Sunday

Admissions: Free

Gallery 45 is a relative newcomer to the arts and crafts scene in Northumberland.


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Gallery North, Northumbria University


Open: See venue website for opening times

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Gallery North is the home of exhibitions at Northumbria University


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Gateshead


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Gateshead is a large town in Tyne and Wear, England, and the main settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead.


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Gateshead Central Library


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Gateshead's Central Library boasts a wide range of facilities.


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Gateshead International Stadium


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Admissions: Event dependent

Gateshead International Stadium (GIS) is a multi-purpose, all-seater venue in Gateshead.


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Gibside


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Escape to this tranquil 18th century landscaped garden created by one of the richest men in Georgian England, George Bowes.


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Granary Gallery, Berwick


Open: Varied opening times

Admissions: FREE

Berwick Visual Arts is an initiative managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, which also manages The Maltings Theatre & Cinema.


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Great North Museum - Hancock


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The Great North Museum: Hancock was purpose built in Newcastle as a natural history museum in 1884 to house the growing collections of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Is is a popular free family destination with a varying programme of exhibitions, expert talks, courses and activities for children.


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Hamsterley Forest


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Hamsterley Forest is a delightful 2000 hectare oasis, sprawling along the sides of a sheltered valley.


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Hamsterley Village Hall


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The village hall was originally built as a school in 1822 and was converted to a village hall in 1967. The size and layout of the Hamsterley Village Hall make it an ideal choice for private and business functions.


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Hardwick Park, Sedgefield


Open: Every day from 7.30am

Admissions: Free

With free admission (other than car parking charges), you can stroll through the historic parkland admiring the natural beauty of the lake, woodland and wildlife.


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Hatton Gallery


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The Hatton Gallery is Newcastle University's art gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It is based in the University's Fine Art Building. The Hatton Gallery closes in February 2016 for a £3.5 million redevelopment and will reopen in 2017.


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Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum


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Head of Steam, formerly known as the Darlington Railway Centre and Museum, is a railway museum that is located on the 1825 route of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was the world's first steam-powered passenger railway.


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Heighington Village Hall


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Heighington Village Hall is a centre for the local community and a fabulous venue for parties, weddings and events.


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Hexham Old Gaol


Open: 11am – 4.30pm

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Step into the oldest purpose-built prison in England. Descend into the dungeon, peer into the gloom and imagine confinement in the dark awaiting trial in the nearby Moothall


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Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall


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Set high on a dramatic escarpment on Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site, Housesteads Roman Fort takes you back to the Roman Empire.


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Hutton Magna Village Hall


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Hutton Magna is an attractive small village close to the boundary with North Yorkshire. It boasts a good mix of old and new properties and is a strong farming community.


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Ingleton Village Hall


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Ingleton is an attractive village situated between Staindrop and Darlington with lovely views of the Teesdale countryside.


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Killhope


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Killhope is a multi-award winning 19th century mining museum in the centre of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you can experience the life and work of the lead mining families of the North Pennines.


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Laing Art Gallery


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The Laing Art Gallery on New Bridge Street is home to an impressive collection of art and sculpture with it's programme of displays and events renowned for bringing the biggest names in historic, modern and contemporary art to the North East.


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Life Science Centre


Open: See venue website for opening times

Admissions: See venue website for admission details

A visit to Life is a great day out for the whole family in Newcastle upon Tyne!


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Lightwater Valley


Open: 10am-4/6pm (season permitting)

Admissions: Varies depending on ticket type

Take on a day out packed with thrills, chills and adventure in Lightwater Valley Theme Park


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Lindisfarne Castle


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From a former fort to the holiday home of a wealthy Edwardian bachelor seeking a quiet retreat from London, the idyllic location of the Castle has intrigued and inspired for centuries


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Lindisfarne Priory


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Cross the dramatic causeway to reach the island of Lindisfarne, on a journey that will stay in your memory forever. Follow in the footsteps of the ancient monks who built their priory here nearly 1,400 years ago, and explore the wild coastal beauty of Holy Island.


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Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon


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The museum offers visitors the opportunity to view many unique and historically significant railway vehicles and enjoy interactive displays.


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Locus+


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Locus+ is a visual arts commissioning agency that works with artists on the production and presentation of socially engaged, collaborative and temporary projects, primarily for non-gallery locations.


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Loft Music Studios


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Loft Music Studios is an established, professional recording studio in Newcastle city centre


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Lunedale Carlbeck Community Centre


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Lunedale Parish is situated within Teesdale in the south of County Durham


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Manor Walks, Cramlington


Open: Daily, 8:00am-8.30pm except Sundays

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Manor Walks Shopping Centre in Cramlington is Northumberland's largest shopping centre.


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Meadowfield Leisure Centre


Open: Open daily except on public holidays

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Whether it's fitness, sport or family fun that inspires your visit, Meadowfield Leisure Centre has a range of activities including gym, exercise classes, squash and a 3G pitch.


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Mickleton Village Hall


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Mickleton Village Hall was built in 1993, on the site of the no-longer-habitable 100 year old Church Institute. It's a full-sized, award winning hall, built in one year entirely by the enthusiastic efforts of virtually everyone in the village.


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Middleton Lodge


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Middleton Lodge is a Georgian country estate and a family home. Built in 1780 by the architect John Carr, it is a classic example of a Palladian country house.


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mima: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art


Open: Tuesday - Sunday

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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) is the useful museum, a civic institution that promotes art as a tool for social change


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Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum


Open: Monday – Saturday all year 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admissions: Free

Discover a very special part of Northumberland’s musical heritage


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National Glass Centre


Open: Open Daily 10:00 - 17:00

Admissions: Free

Glass making is a key element in the history of Sunderland, bringing together its religious, social and industrial heritage.


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New Victoria Centre


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Experience the unique musical tradition of the ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, featuring one of the largest and most versatile instruments of its type in Europe.


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Newcastle Castle


Open: The Castle is open on a daily basis, 10am till 5pm

Admissions: Up to £6.50

Newcastle's Castle Keep and Black Gate have reunited as a combined visitor attraction - Newcastle Castle.


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Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts


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The NCLA programme brings writers from around the world to Newcastle to take part in readings, discussion and debate.


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Newcastle City Hall


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Newcastle City Hall prides itself on showcasing the finest acts from around the world, be it Rock, Pop, Comedy or Musicals the biggest names in the business play the City Hall.


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Newcastle City Library


Open: Monday-Sunday

Admissions: Free

The new City Library building is named Charles Avison Building after the 18th century Newcastle composer. On Sunday 21 June 2009 the building was formally dedicated by Dr Herbert Loebl who unveiled a plaque in the library as part of the Avison Ensemble Young Musicians Awards.


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Newcastle Racecourse


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Newcastle Racecourse is one of the most popular tracks in the UK. As well as first class racing, High Gosforth Park Estate is home to the Brandling House Conference & Banqueting facilities, Parklands Golf Complex, Goals Soccer Centre, and the Border Minstrel Public House.


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Newcastle upon Tyne


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World-class culture, vibrant nightlife, award-winning dining, inspiring heritage, fantastic shopping and acclaimed architecture are linked here, as nowhere else, by the famous Geordie spirit.


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Newsham Village Hall


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Newsham is a picturesque village of stone built houses surrounding the green. It is situated in North Yorkshire on the edge of Teesdale.


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Northern Print


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Northern Print is a gallery and printmaking studio located in the heart of Newcastle's Ouseburn Valley, just a few minutes from the city centre.


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Northern Print + venues across the North East


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Northern Print is a gallery and printmaking studio located in the heart of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, just a few minutes from the city centre.


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Northumbria Students' Union


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Northumbria Students’ Union is here to make sure that your time at Northumbria is the best it can be


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NSU, Newcastle


Open: 9am-5pm weekdays

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The Students’ Union (NUSU) is known by all of our students as the place where you really can Live, Work, and Play


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Oriental Museum, Durham University


Open: Open all year, various times

Admissions: Various

‘The Orient’ is not an area with defined geographical boundaries. The term can mean widely differing things to different people. In the case of the Oriental Museum, the definition is a wide one indeed, with the collections covering a huge area from North Africa to South East Asia. This is the legacy of the origins or the Oriental Museum in the teaching of oriental languages at Durham University.


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Palace Green Library


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Admissions: See https://www.dur.ac.uk/palace.green/visit/admission/ for details on admission prices

Today, Palace Green Library is a place for visitors and researchers to explore both the University’s treasures and collections from around the world.


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Palatine Centre, Durham University


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The Palatine Centre opened in Summer 2012 and houses key student services and the University’s headquarters on one site, along with Durham Law School.


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Penshaw Monument


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Penshaw Monument is a striking landmark of the North East and a symbol of home to those who live in the area. In 1844 it was built in memory of John George Lambton.


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Porters Café & Music Bar


Open: 08:30 - 15:00 most days

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A place to relax and enjoy the papers over coffee, to meet friends for lunch or afternoon tea, be part of the hurly burly at weekends when the antique market takes over the station platform or enjoy one of the many music nights.


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Priestman Gallery, Sunderland


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A gallery situated within one of the University of Sunderland's most central buildings.


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Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm


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The Princess Alexandra Auditorium at Yarm School hosts a variety of cultural events.


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Prudhoe Castle


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Prudhoe Castle has many a story to tell so a family day out to this Northumberland fortress is truly worthwhile. Have a picnic and take in the surroundings, browse in the shop or explore the keep, great hall and towered walls enclosing a fine Georgian mansion.


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Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


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Queen's Hall Arts (QHA) is the charitable company that manages the venue, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham and provides an art service to a large part of rural Northumberland.


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Re-styled by St Oswald’s Hospice


Open: Every day 9am-4.30pm except Sundays

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Re-styled by St Oswald’s Hospice offers a unique collection of upcycled furniture alongside a range of new retro-style and local artisan products


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Redcar R & B Club


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Redcar R & B Club is a non profit making organisation run by voluntary people.


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Sage Gateshead


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Sage Gateshead is an international home for music and musical discovery


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Scotch Isle Park, Wolsingham


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Home of the oldest agricultural show in the country.


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Seaton Delaval Hall


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Whether you’re taking in the sweeping landscape, admiring the collection in the furnished West Wing, soaking up the fire-scarred grandeur and atmosphere of the Central Hall or relaxing in the gardens there’s something very special to discover at Seaton Delaval Hall.


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Sedgefield, County Durham


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Sedgefield is a town and civil parish in County Durham, England.


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Segedunum Roman Fort


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The gateway to Hadrian's Wall: the ideal place to explore the incredible story of Roman life in the north of England.


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Shipley Art Gallery


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Five gallery spaces, showing a range of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. There are also regular events including artist and curator talks, family activities, concerts and vintage and craft fairs.


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Slaley Hall


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Slaley Hall is an Edwardian mansion set in 1,000 acres of Northumberland countryside perfect for an idyllic short break, magical wedding venue or place for business.


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Souter Lighthouse


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Souter Lighthouse, with its dramatic red and white hoops, is an iconic landmark on the North East coast and the first in the world to be purpose built for electricity.


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South Shields Museum and Art Gallery


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The museum is spread over two floors telling the story of the borough's social, industrial and maritime history from 4,000 years ago to the present day through a range of displays, exhibitions and nationally significant works of art.


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Spetchell's Centre, Prudhoe


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The Spetchells Centre has been developed by the Prudhoe Community Partnership to house a new library for the town as well as becoming a one-stop-shop for local services, advice and information.


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Staindrop Scarth Hall


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Staindrop’s Scarth Memorial Village Hall was built in 1875 in memory of Thomas Freshfield Scarth, land agent to the Dukes of Cleveland of Raby Castle.


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Stephenson Railway Museum


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Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the Stephenson Railway Museum. Many fun activities for all ages are also held alongside temporary exhibitions.


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Stockton Upon Tees


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It’s all going on in Stockton Town Centre, with extraordinary and entertaining yearly events, great restaurants, fantastic local music scene and plenty of fun things to see and do.


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Stockton-on-Tees


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Stockton plays host to plenty of attractions to keep you entertained. From the thrill of the white water rafting course at Tees Barrage to the peace and tranquillity of country parks such as Ropner Park, Billingham Beck Park or Preston Hall Park & Museum.


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Sunderland


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With so much to explore and experience in the city centre, you'll find something for all the family.


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Sunderland Empire


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Sunderland Empire is the North East's flagship theatre showcasing the very best touring productions in the UK, offering audiences a choice of the biggest stars and most prestigious shows, making for a sparkling night out.


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Teesdale Viewmarkers


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Working with the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership with additional funding from Arts Council England, ARTworks in Teesdale is delivering another innovative landscape based arts project.


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The Biscuit Factory


Open: onday - Friday 10-5pm | Saturday 10-6pm | Sunday 11-5pm

Admissions: Free

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest contemporary art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of the Ouseburn


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The Bowes Museum


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A magnificent French château created in the late 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, housing internationally renowned collections of European fine and decorative arts spanning five centuries.


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The Cluny


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The Cluny is a great venue which manages to be a bar, art gallery and music venue all rolled into one.


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The Customs House


Open: 10am-late

Admissions: Various

The Customs House is South Tyneside's premier arts centre offering great arts & entertainment for all.


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The Grinning Idiot Comedy Club, St Dominic's Catholic Club, Newcastle


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Open since the early 1950’s to provide a friendly meeting place to chill out, enjoy a drink, watch sports and chat with friends after a hard days graft.


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The Majestic Theatre


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The Majestic Theatre is a beautiful Art Deco venue space, bar and lounge in the centre of Darlington, that offers a full programme of professional and amateur theatre, events, functions and other entertainment.


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The Maltings, Berwick


Open: Various

Admissions: Various

The Maltings is a purpose-built arts complex in the centre of the historic walled market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed


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The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


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Based in the town centre of Blyth, the Phoenix theatre is a fantastic arts resource complete with a 300 seat theatre space, rehearsal space, bar and foyer gallery


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The Stand Comedy Club


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Built on the success of sister venues in Edinburgh and Glasgow, regarded by many as the best comedy clubs in the country, The Stand Newcastle is already recognised as one of the best venues in the North East for comedy, by punters and comedians alike.


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The Witham


Open: Open 10am-4pm Tueday-Saturday

Admissions: Various Prices

The Witham is a not-for-profit organisation, which provides community, cultural and commercial activity in the centre of Barnard Castle in County Durham.


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The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, South Shields


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The Word has been revealed as the name of the new library and digital media centre which will be the jewel in the crown of the £100 million regeneration of South Shields town centre


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Theatre Royal Newcastle


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Newcastle’s Theatre Royal is one of only 9 Grade I listed theatre halls in England, the city’s theatre is often regarded as the finest theatre building in the country.


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Tower House Gallery


Open: 11 am - 4.30 pm Thursday to Sunday

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Tower House Gallery has a number of works on display and artists in residence.


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Tyne Theatre & Opera House


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Opened in 1867, the Grade I listed building has key elements of national importance, including the lavish auditorium and wooden stage machinery.


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Tynemouth Priory and Castle


Open: Open Weekends 10am - 4pm

Admissions: Up to £5.20 for adults

Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England.


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Vane Gallery


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Vane represents the work of a number of artists, both from across the UK and internationally, as well as showing the work of invited artists in collaboration with other galleries.


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VARC: Visual Arts in Rural Communities


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Visual Arts in Rural Communities is based at Highgreen, Tarset, Northumberland


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Various Locations Across the North East


Open: Various opening times

Admissions: Various admission costs

These events take place at various locations across the region.


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Wallington


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Discover Wallington, home to generations of the unconventional Trevelyan family. Visit the magnificent estate where politics and play came together in the heart of Northumberland.


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Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


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Be king or queen for the day in this mighty Northumberland fortress crowning the hilltop above the River Coquet. Enjoy a day out and see how the powerful Dukes of Northumberland, the Percy family lived.


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Washington Old Hall


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Manor house associated with the family of George Washington, first president of the USA.


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Weardale Adventure Centre


Open: Monday-Friday

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West Auckland Memorial Community Centre


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The Memorial Community Centre was built in 1925 as a fitting memorial to the men of West Auckland who died in the 1914 - 1918 war. Since then the original hall has been renovated and built on, and now offers a welcoming venue for residents of West Auckland and the surrounding areas.


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Whitley Bay Playhouse


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This 'state of the art' £8.5m refurbished venue is the flagship of a major re-generation project, breathing new life into this famous coastal resort.


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Whorlton Village Hall


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Whorlton is located four miles from Barnard Castle and above the River Tees. The village is very picturesque and has an attractive green.


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Winston Village Hall


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A warm, welcoming, recently refurbished and spacious hall for hire in the heart of Teesdale.


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Woodhorn Museum


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Woodhorn is a great attraction for the whole family with hands-on activities, an events programme and that all important cup of tea! And don't forget the country park with its cycle route around the lake.


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Wynyard Hall


Open: See the Wynyard Hall website for exact opening times for various facilities.

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Situated on the outskirts of Durham in the Tees Valley, this striking four-star hotel provides an exceptional experience – where exquisite charm meets contemporary comfort.


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