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Enigma @ Discovery Museum


22 October 2016 - 01 April 2018

Weekdays 10am - 4pm; Weekends 11am - 4pm

Donations welcome

See a rare Enigma machine, used to code secret messages during WW2.


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Ten Minute Talks @ Durham Cathedral


07 December 2016 - 27 December 2017

Every Wednesday at 2.00pm

£2.50 - £7.50 (under 5s free) available from the Visitor Desk in the Cathedral or in advance from www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/open-treasure

Each week you can find out more about the extraordinary and unusual objects on display, and still have time for lunch!


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Past and Present Tours @ Auckland Castle


23 March 2017 - 28 October 2017

Every Thursday at 12.30pm, Friday at 2pm and Saturday at 11am utni 28th October 2017

Just outside the Castle walls, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, volunteers from Auckland Castle Trust will be hosting a number of past, present and future tours


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Heritage Train Rides @ Stephenson Railway Museum


02 April 2017 - 29 October 2017

Only available on Sundays, Bank Holidays and special events days. - Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm 2pm and 3pm

Various prices - check the Stephenson Railway site for more details

Hop on board our heritage train rides - Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.


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Hadrian's Cavalry @ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum


08 April 2017 - 10 September 2017

During museum opening hours

Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required.

Uncovering cavalry – what archaeology tells us about Roman cavalry


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Hadrian's Cavalry @ Great North Museum – Hancock


08 April 2017 - 10 September 2017

Donations welcome. No booking required

Shock and awe – the power of the Roman cavalryman’s mask


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Moving In: Lady Molly Turns a House into a Home @ Wallington


08 May 2017 - 29 October 2017

12:00 - 17:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Discover how the Trevelyans turned the house at Wallington into a home when they moved in.


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Chapel Tours @ Auckland Castle


27 May 2017 - 23 December 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm weekly - check Auckland Castle website for exact dates

Join our knowledgeable guides in these 45 min tours exploring the history of the chapel


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The Treasures of St. Cuthbert @ Durham Cathedral


29 July 2017 - 31 December 2017

See these remarkable objects on permanent display in the spectacular Great Kitchen, part of Open Treasure, from 29 July.


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Time Travel Thursdays @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


17 August 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


19 August 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Return of the Romans @ Chesters Roman Fort and Museum


19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

To mark the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian becoming an emperor the Roman will return to the northern frontier of Roman Britain!


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Hadrian's Cavalry LIVE! The Romans Ride Again @ Great North Museum – Hancock


19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017

Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required

The riders of Hadrian's Cavalry demonstrate their skills on horseback


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Medieval Season: Fighting Knights @ Warkworth Castle and Hermitage


22 August 2017 - 23 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

Cheer on our fighting knights at Warkworth Castle in this summer as two highly trained knights take to the arena for spectacular displays of combat


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


23 August 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


23 August 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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Carve A Poppy In Limestone @ Auckland Castle


23 August 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£40 per person

Mason and Forster stonemasons have a combined 50 years’ experience in their craft.


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Time Travel Thursdays @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


24 August 2017

10.00am – 3.00pm

Included in admission and yearly passes.

Come along and travel with us to get a taste of what life was like at different times in the past


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Story of Lindisfarne @ Lindisfarne Priory


25 August 2017 - 27 August 2017

Normal entrance fee applies

The holy island of Lindisfarne on the Northumberland Coast has a chequered past, a home of saints, sinners, serenity and violence.


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


26 August 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Hand Bound Leather Journal Workshop @ Auckland Castle


26 August 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£65 per person

A Hands-On course during which you will learn how to mark out, cut and much more, to create your own leather journal.


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Hadrian's Cavalry LIVE! The Romans Ride Again @ Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum


27 August 2017 - 28 August 2017

Free entry, donations welcome. No booking required

The riders of Hadrian's Cavalry demonstrate their skills on horseback


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Bell Peal @ Durham Cathedral


28 August 2017

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Listen to the Cathedral Guild of Bell Ringers as they ring their annual August Bank Holiday bell peal


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


30 August 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


30 August 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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The History of Newcastle (John Grundy) @ Newcastle Castle


30 August 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 19 July

John Grundy, one of the North East’s favourite TV historians, turns his attention to the history of Newcastle upon Tyne, looking to sum up its history in just over an hour!


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


02 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Treasures of Durham Cathedral Library: Reformation @ Durham Cathedral


02 September 2017

2.00pm – 3.00pm & 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Tickets: £5 (£4.50 concessions) available from the Visitor’s Desk at the West End of Durham Cathedral.

Take the opportunity to see some of our manuscripts and early printed books and learn about the impact of the Reformation


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


06 September 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


06 September 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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Martin Luther King in Newcastle (Brian Ward) @ Newcastle Castle


06 September 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 26 July

Join Professor Brian Ward to find out more about MLK’s visit to Newcastle.


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Heritage Open Days 2017 @ Newcastle Castle


07 September 2017 - 08 September 2017

10:00 To 17:00

As part of Heritage Open Days in Tyne and Wear, we will be open free of charge on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September.


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Carve A Celtic Knot In Limestone @ Auckland Castle


07 September 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£40 per person

Join stone mason, Kevin Forster to learn how to use masonry tools, learn the basic skills


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Heritage Open Days @ Durham Cathedral


07 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

Celebrate this year’s Heritage Open Days with free events across the Durham UNESCO World Heritage Site


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Heritage Open Days 2017 @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


07 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

10:00, 12:00 & 14:00 each day

This year the Tyne Theatre and Opera House is celebrating 150 years of entertaining Newcastle!


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


07 September 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


09 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Heritage Open Days @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


09 September 2017 - 10 September 2017

10.00am - 4.00pm

Come along and enjoy free access to the Head of Steam Museum as we participate in the national Heritage Open Days!


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Gilded Medieval Applique @ Auckland Castle


09 September 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£35 per person

Join Tanya Bentham, in this one day workshop.


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


13 September 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


13 September 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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Pole Lathe: Traditional Green Wood Turning @ Auckland Castle


13 September 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£45 per person

On this day you will be introduced to working fresh, unseasoned wood from the log to make simple turned objects using a pole lathe.


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East Coast War Channels Family History Drop-in at The Word @ Souter Lighthouse


13 September 2017

13:00 - 15:30

You are invited to bring your own information, documents and photographs relating to WWI and learn about their background and significance.


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East Coast War Channels Family History Workshop at The Word @ Souter Lighthouse


13 September 2017

10:00 - 12:30

Head to The Word, South Shields, to discover the role north east communities and families played during this period.


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


14 September 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


16 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Benedictine Week @ Durham Cathedral


18 September 2017 - 22 September 2017

Join us for our annual Benedictine Week, an opportunity to explore in more depth the historical and living tradition of St Benedict


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


20 September 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


20 September 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


21 September 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


23 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Talk: Martin Roberts: Travels with Pevsner – Reviving County Durham @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


26 September 2017

7:30 pm

£2 (free to BACS members)

Martin Roberts is the Inspector of Historic Buildings for the N.E. Region of English Heritage.


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


27 September 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


27 September 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


28 September 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


30 September 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Carve A Grotesque Face In Stone (2-Day) @ Auckland Castle


30 September 2017 - 01 October 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£120 per person

See how medieval masons set about carving the grotesque faces found in our older churches


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Silver Anglo Saxon Style Rings @ Auckland Castle


30 September 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£35 per person

Participants will first receive a demonstration of the making of an Anglo Saxon style ring.


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


04 October 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


04 October 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


05 October 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


07 October 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


11 October 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


11 October 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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An Introduction to Spinning @ Auckland Castle


11 October 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price: £30

Join Chris Helliwell for a fun and relaxed day of drop spindle spinning


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Forge Chestnut Roasters & Toasting Forks @ Auckland Castle


12 October 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£45 per person

Join in at the forge and make a chestnut roaster and toasting fork on this blacksmithing day.


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


12 October 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


14 October 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Create A Small Leather Item (PM) @ Auckland Castle


14 October 2017

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£35 per person

Create your own small leather item in this workshop with crafts makers


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Create A Small Leather Item (AM) @ Auckland Castle


14 October 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

£35 per person

Create your own small leather item in this workshop with crafts makers


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


18 October 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


18 October 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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A Brief History of Theatre @ The Witham


18 October 2017 - 28 February 2018

8 weekly sessions from Wednesday 18 October plus 8 sessions from Wednesday 10 January 2018 all at 10 am - 12 noon

£110

An illustrated lecture and discussion course


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New Ways of Seeing: Creating Pathways to Confident Market Towns @ Berwick Visual Arts


19 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

All day, located at Berwick Town Hall and The Maltings

New Ways of Seeing aims to forge creative pathways towards confident market towns.


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


19 October 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Historical Horror Tours @ Newcastle Castle


20 October 2017 - 21 October 2017

17:00 To 22:00

£10, Payable To The Historical Combat Company

The Historical Combat Company is back to present an evening of walking theatrical performances that will inform and terrify you!


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Front of Hall Talks @ Seaton Delaval Hall


21 October 2017

12:30 - 13:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Join our expert guide in the Central Courtyard for a talk on all things Delaval! Discover the story of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem


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Hadrian's Wall Archaeology Conference 2017 @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


21 October 2017

9.30am – 4.30pm

£10

The Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum is an annual day conference featuring talks for the general public


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Design Your Own Leaded Glass Panel (2-Day) @ Auckland Castle


24 October 2017 - 25 October 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£100 per person

Learn the skills of how to cut glass, lead the cut glass and solder-lead joints


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Victorian Baking @ Cragside


25 October 2017

13:00 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Come along and see our volunteers cooks in costume experiment with authentic Victorian recipes


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Conservation in Action @ Cragside


25 October 2017

13:00 - 16:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue

Meet the conservation volunteers and watch how they delicately handle and clean items from Cragside's collection


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Warming Up Wallington @ Wallington


26 October 2017

13:30 - 14:00 // 14:15 - 14:45

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Find out about how our new biomass boiler keeps Wallington toasty


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Halloween: The Changing Traditions of an Ancient Festival @ Newcastle Castle


27 October 2017

18:00 To 19:00

£4.50, Payable Via Eventbrite. Tickets On Sale 15 September

Join cultural historian Gail-Nina Anderson for her latest talk.


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An Introduction To Leather Work - Belts @ Auckland Castle


02 November 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£65 per person

This one day course will introduce you to the principles of hand crafted leatherwork


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Pole Lathe: Make A 6" Bowl @ Auckland Castle


08 November 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£60 per person

On this day you will be introduced to working fresh, unseasoned wood from the log to make simple turned objects using a pole lathe.


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Create Christmas at Wallington @ Wallington


18 November 2017 - 19 November 2017

09:30 - 11:00 // 11:30 - 13:00 // 13:30 - 15:00

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Visit the house before it officially opens at Christmas for a sneaky peek behind the scenes and help us finish the Christmas decorating


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Talk: Great Britons of the 20th Century @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


21 November 2017

7:30 pm

£2 (free to BACS members)

The talk builds on a BBC Greatest Britons vote in 2002 which identified only 3 figures from the 20th century


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History Wardrobe: Jolly Hockey Sticks @ Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum


26 November 2017

1.30pm

£8.50 (booking is essential)

A simply smashing show about school days and school stories


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