Must-see attractions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

  • The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Millennium Bridge, Tyne Bridge and Sage Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK

    BALTIC – Centre for Contemporary Art

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Once a huge mustard-coloured grain store, BALTIC is now a huge mustard-coloured art gallery rivalling London's Tate Modern. There are no permanent…

  • Victoria Tunnel

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Walking Newcastle's streets, you'd never know this extraordinary tunnel runs for 2.5 miles beneath your feet. Built between 1839 and 1842 as a coal-wagon…

  • Life Science Centre

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Part of a sober-minded institute devoted to the study of genetic science, this centre lets you discover the secrets of life through a fascinating series…

  • Discovery Museum

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Tyneside's rich history is explored at this unmissable museum. Exhibitions spread across three floors of the former Co-operative Wholesale Society…

  • Great North Museum

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The contents of Newcastle University's museums and the prestigious Hancock Museum's natural-history exhibits come together in the latter's neoclassical…

  • Segedunum

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The last strong post of Hadrian's Wall was the fort of Segedunum, 5 miles east of Newcastle at the 'wall's end', now the Newcastle suburb of Wallsend…

  • Biscuit Factory

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    No prizes for guessing what this commercial art gallery used to be. These days, it's the UK's biggest contemporary art, craft and design gallery/shop,…

  • Newcastle Castle

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The stronghold that put both the 'new' and 'castle' into Newcastle has been largely swallowed up by the train station, leaving only a few remaining…

  • Angel of the North

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Nicknamed the Gateshead Flasher, this extraordinary 200-tonne, rust-coloured, winged human frame has loomed over the A1 motorway some 6 miles south of…

  • Laing Art Gallery

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The exceptional collection at the Laing includes works by Gainsborough, Gauguin and Henry Moore, and an important collection of paintings by…

  • Bessie Surtees House

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    The Tyne's northern bank was the hub of commercial Newcastle in the 16th century and on Sandhill a row of leaning merchant houses has survived from that…

  • Ouseburn Farm

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Shetland ponies, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and agricultural crops aren't what you'd expect to find in built-up Newcastle, but you can see them all at…

  • St Nicholas Cathedral

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne

    Newcastle's cathedral was founded in 1091 but the Norman structure was destroyed by fire in 1216; its replacement was completed in 1350. The lantern spire…