There are plenty of things to do in Newcastle, from visiting the famous Angel of the North to taking a stroll in Jesmond Dene Park. For those of you who love flea markets, take a trip to Tynemouth during the weekend. You can take the Metro there and as soon as you step off you will be greeted by a variety of stalls featuring all sorts of strange and wonderful wares. The coastal town is simply beautiful, with plenty of restaurants and cafes to sit and enjoy the views with your meal.
The Discovery Museum is less than 5 minutes from Central Station and perfect for those who have an interest in science and want to learn more about the history of Newcastle. It’s the perfect place to take your whole family to and there’s a little something for everyone. It’s free to get in and open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm and Sundays from 2pm-5pm.
The Great North Museum takes its inspiration from the Natural History museums, with a wide array of exhibitions taking you through the ages. Learn about the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egypt, and dinosaurs or visit the planetarium. Entry to the museum is free, however, you will have to pay extra for the planetarium.
For those of you interested in the history of Newcastle, you should make sure to keep an eye out for the Town Wall. Newcastle is one of the only cities in England to still have much of its original defensive wall, and even some original gates, still standing. It runs along the western edge of the city and was originally built in the 13th and 14th centuries.
Are you more interested in art? The Laing Art Gallery houses an incredible collection of paintings and sculptures and is over 100 years old. With an impressive array of artists featured, this gallery is not to be missed. The gallery also offers temporary exhibitions, so be sure to check out what will be held during your visit. There are also educational activities to experience, so well worth a look.