Free Museums in Newcastle

Newcastle is a vibrant city in the North East, steeped in culture and is the perfect place for a family friendly fun yet educational day out. Luckily such a day out does not need to break the bank as there are numerous free museums in Newcastle that can enhance your trip at no extra cost.

At the time of writing all of these museums in Newcastle offer free entry, however some may charge a small fee for specific exhibits or additional activities so always check the websites before turning up.

Great North Museum: Hancock

The Great North Museum: Hancock is a fantastic place to visit with the whole family as it has numerous hands on activities and promotes interactive learning. It features exhibits on natural history, archaeology, and ancient civilizations and even houses a free AR quest for families to complete.

Discovery Museum

You will find the Discovery Museum in Blindfold Square where it openly encourages children to visit with its numerous child centred activities and hands on exhibits. Here you and your family can explores the history of Newcastle and the innovation and industrial achievements of the region.

Laing Art Gallery

The Laing Art Gallery, situated on New bridge Street, has a diverse collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. It is free to enter but does close on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Hatton Gallery

Located on the campus of Newcastle University, Hatton Gallery focuses on modern and contemporary art.

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

While the main exhibitions at the Baltic often have an admission fee, the Level 4 viewing platform is classed as a free museum and provides panoramic views of Newcastle and Gateshead. If this is your first time visiting Newcastle then a trip to the top of the Baltic Centre is an absolute must.

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