Culture and Leisure

Arts, Museums & Culture

  • Baltic Art Museum – a major international centre for contemporary art
  • The Sage Gateshead – an international home for music and musical education
  • The Theatre Royal – one of the most famous theatres in the country and “Newcastle’s cultural temple.”
  • Great North Museum: Hancock – houses collections of historic antiquities, art and natural history.
  • The Centre of Life – the biggest and best hands-on Science Centre in the North of England, which explores life and how it works
  • The Discovery Museum – the ideal place to find out all about life on Tyneside, from the region’s shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world.
  • The City Library – new state of the art City Library located next to the University and housing books, music, film and public records.
  • The Newcastle Mela – a free annual event that attracts 30,000 people who want to be entertained and learn more about South Asian culture

Sports & Entertainment

  • Newcastle United, St James Park – the home of the Toon Army and one of the UK’s most famous and passionate venues for world class Premiership football.
  • Metro Radio Arena – the largest concert and exhibition venue in the North East of England featuring pop concerts, live performance, basket ball and ice hockey.
  • O2 Academy – a live gig venue boasting a magnificent auditorium that provides a dramatic and atmospheric space to experience new musical talent from the local area and breaking new acts on the national touring circuit.


  • City Centre Shopping – Northumberland Street and Eldon Square, Newcastle’s main city centre shopping areas, often dubbed the “Oxford Street of the North”
  • Metro Centre, Gateshead – one of Europe’s largest shopping centre, including restaurants, bowling alley, entertainment centre and IMAX cinema.

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