Museums, Archives, Galleries and Collections

Name Location County/Met Notes
Abbot Hall Art Gallery Kendal Cumbria  
Arbeia Roman Fort South Shields South Tyneside  
Art Block Seahm County Durham  
Armitt Library Ambleside Cumbria  
Bailiffgate Museum Alnwick Northumberland  
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Gateshead Gateshead  
Beamish Museum Beamish County Durham The Living Museum of the North
Bellingham Heritage Centre Bellingham Northumberland  
Beatrix Potter Gallery Hawkshead Cumbria  
Berwick Barracks Berwick upon Tweed Northumberland  
Berwick Museum & Art Gallery Berwick upon Tweed Northumberland  
Blyth Battery Blyth Northumberland  
Bob Abley Art Gallery Spennymoor County Durham  
Bowes Museum Bowes County Durham  
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum Marton-in-Cleveland, Middlesbrough Tees Valley  
Chantry Bagpipe Museum Morpeth Northumberland  
Chesters Roman Fort nr Chollerford Northumberland  
Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum Skinningrove Tees Valley  
Customs House South Shields South Tyneside icl. art gallery
Derwent Pencil Museum Keswick Cumbria  
Dock Museum Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria  
Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum Grasmere Cumbria  
Durham Mining Museum Spennymoor County Durham  
Durham Museum and Heritage Centre Durham County Durham  
Discovery Museum Newcastle Newcastle  
DLI Collection, Palace Green Library Durham County Durham Durham Light Infantry
Dorman Museum Middlesbrough Tees Valley  
East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre Seaham Tees Valley  
Helena Thompson Museum Workington Cumbria  
Friends Meeting House / Quaker Tapestry Kendal Cumbria  
Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle Alnwick Northumberland  
Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary's Gateshead Gateshead  
Globe Gallery North Shields North Tyneside  
Grace Darling Museum Bamburgh Northumberland  
Great North Museum: Hancock Newcastle Newcastle  
Guildhall Museum Carlisle Cumbria  
Hartlepool Art Gallery Hartlepool Tees Valley  
Hartlepool's Maritime Experience and Museum Hartlepool Tees Valley incl. HMS Trincomalee
Hatton Gallery Newcastle Newcastle  
Hawkshead Grammar School - Museum Hawkshead Cumbria  
Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum Darlington County Durham  
Heugh Battery Hartlepool Tees Valley  
Horden Colliery Heritage Centre Horden County Durham  
Housesteads Fort Museum nr Haydon Bridge Northumberland  
Hub of the North Pennines Museum Alston Cumbria  
Jarrow Hall - Anglo Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum Jarrow South Tyneside formerly: Bede's World
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery Keswick Cumbria  
Kirkleatham Museum Kirkleatham, Redcar Tees Valley  
Laing Art Gallery Newcastle Newcastle  
Lakeland Motor Museum Backbarrow Cumbria  
Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre Blaydon Gateshead  
Laurel and Hardy Museum Ulveston Cumbria  
Millom Discovery Centre Millom Cumbria  
Monkwearmouth Station Museum Monkwearmouth Sunderland  
Museum of Archaeology, Durham University Durham County Durham  
Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry Kendal Cumbria  
National Glass Centre


National Railway Museum, Shildon Shildon County Durham  
Nented Mines   Cumbria Heritage Centre
Newburn Motor Museum      
North East Land, Sea & Air Museums Sunderland Sunderland  
North of England Lead Mining Museum (Killhope) Lanehead County Durham  
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Sunderland Sunderland  
Northumberland Archives Woodhorn, Ashington Northumberland  
Old Gaol Hexham Northumberland  
Open Treasure, Durham Cathedral Durham County Durham  
Oriental Museum, Durham University  Durham County Durham  
Penrith and Eden Museum Penrith Cumbria  
Preston Park Museum and Grounds Eaglescliffe Tees Valley  
Ruskin Museum Coniston Cumbria  
Ryhope Engines Museum Ryhope Sunderland  
Segedunum Wallsend North Tyneside Roman fort & museum
Senhouse Roman Museum Maryport Cumbria  
Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead Gateshead  
Solway Aviation Museum Carlisle Cumbria  
Solway Coast Discovery Centre Silloth Cumbria  
South Shields Museum & Art Gallery South Shields South Tyneside  
Stephenson Railway Museum North Shields North Tyneside  
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Sunderland Sunderland  
The Beacon Whitehaven Cumbria  
The Witham Barnard Castle County Durham  
Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum Threlkeld Cumbria  
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Carlisle Cumbria  
Vindolanda   Northumberland Roman fort & museum
Watch House Museum Tynemouth North Tyneside  
Watch House Museum Seaton Sluice Northumberland  
Watch House  Roker Sunderland  
Washington F Pit Museum Washington Sunderland  
Weardale Museum and High House Chapel Ireshopeburn  County Durham  
Wheatley Hill Heritage Centre Wheatley Hill Gateshead  
Woodhorn Museum Woodhorn, Ashington Northumberland  
World Heritage Site Visitor Centre Durham County Durham  
World in Miniature Museum Hougton Cumbria  
Wylam Railway Museum Wylam Northumberland  
Zetland Lifeboat Museum Redcar Tees Valley  
Brian Welsh Memorial Museum of Anaesthesia
- Part of the Northern Schools of Anaesthesia the museum is physically sited in the anaesthetic training centre in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, with some of the exhibits on display. Images ...

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Heugh Battery Museum
- "The Heugh Battery Museum is situated on the Headland in Hartlepool. This area of the North East coast is rich in history and the museum aims to educate its visitors ...

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Kirkleatham Museum Redcar Tees Valley North East

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National Glass Centre
- Overview About the Centre Map The National Glass Centre is free to visit and is part of the University of Sunderland. It includes a museum, demonstrations and the opportunity to ...
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Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum
- Darlington Railway Museum (now Head of Steam) was opened on the 27th September 1975 by the Duke of Edinburgh, on the 150th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington Railway. The museum tells ...
Killhope - North of England Lead Mining Museum
- "Killhope is the best preserved lead mining site in Britain and is at the heart of what was the largest lead mining area, in the North Pennines. The museum is ...

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Ferryman's hut in #Alnmouth, #Northumberland: a mini museum with old photos and local history. One of the smallest museums in the country!

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Arbeia - Roman Fort
- Overview About Arbeia Map Street View The fort stood on the Lawe Top in South Shields, overlooking the River Tyne. It was built around 120 AD, guarded the main sea ...
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- Overview About Segedunum Map Segedunum was a Roman fort built at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall near the banks of the River Tyne. It is located in modern-day Wallsend, ...
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
- Overview Map The museum was founded in 1983 by volunteers to preserve the remains of the ironstone mining industry, which had once formed the basis of Cleveland’s growth & prosperity ...
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Berwick Barracks
- Overview About the Barracks Map Street View This is the earliest planned barrack complex in England, built because of the need for a permanent garrison on the Scottish border. Now ...
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Weardale Museum and High House Chapel
- Overview Map Street View Weardale Museum is located in High House Chapel in Ireshopeburn in Weardale, County Durham. The museum was established by volunteers in 1985 to preserve the heritage ...
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Blyth Battery
- Overview Map Street View Blyth Battery is a Military and Local Heritage museum which is free to visit. The artillery battery was originally built in 1916 to defend the port ...
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Zetland Lifeboat Museum
- Overview About the Zetland Map Street View The Zetland is the world's oldest surviving lifeboat and was built in 1802. The Zetland was in service for 78 years and saved ...
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Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh
- Overview Map Street View Grace Darling was awarded the RNLI's Silver Medal for Gallantry. The museum in her home town of Bambrugh was established in 1938 to commemorate her life. ...
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Heugh Battery
- Overview About Heugh Battery Map Street View The Heugh Gun Battery was built on the Headland in 1860 to protect the fast growing port of Hartlepool. The Battery guns were ...
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Watch House Museum, Tynemouth
- Overview Map Street View The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, founded in 1864, was the first such organisation in the country. The Watch House was built 1886-1887 overlooking the Black Midden ...
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Hartlepool Art Gallery / Christ Church
- Overview About Hartlepool Art Gallery Map Street View Inside Christ Church on Church Square in Hartlepool was built for, what was then, the new and rapidly growing town of West ...
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Preston Park Museum and Grounds
- Overview Map Street View Preston Hall near Eaglescliffe in Stockton-on-Tees was a stately home built in 1825 for David Burton Fowler. When Fowler purchased the estate it included four farms, ...
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Old Gaol, Hexham
- Overview About Hexham Old Gaol Map Street View Built c.1330 and one of the first purpose-built prisons in Britain. Today the Old Gaol is a museum, where you can see ...
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Ryhope Engines Museum
- Overview About Ryhope Engines Museum Map Street View Ryhope Pumping Station was built in 1868 for the Sunderland & South Shields Water Company, to supply water to the Sunderland area. The ...
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Hatton Gallery
- Overview About the Gallery Map The Hatton Gallery is located in the King Edward VII Building on Kings Road at Newcastle University. "Our painting collection includes works from the 14th ...
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North of England Lead Mining Museum
- Overview About the Museum Map Street View The North of England Lead Mining Museum (also known as Killhope) is based on the site of the former Park Level Mine. It ...
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Museum at Housesteads Fort
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Hawkshead Grammar School - Museum
- Overview Map Street View Hawkshead Grammar School was founded in 1585 by the then Archbishop of York, Edwin Sandys (originally of Esthwaite Hall, near Hawkshead). The current building dates from 1675, when ...
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Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
- Overview About the Baltic Map Street View The original Baltic Flour Mills were opened in 1950, built for the Rank Hovis company based on a 1930s design by Gelder and ...
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Dove Cottage and Wordsworth Museum
- Overview About Dove Cottage Map Street View   Dove Cottage is a house on the edge of Grasmere in the Lake District of England. It is best known as the ...


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