Thursday, 9 September 2010

Heritage Open Days

Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th September

As part of Tyne and Wear Heritage Open Days 2010, from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th September, you can visit and take part in over 200 buildings and activities – all for free!

Details on their website, click here.

Highlights with some connection to the life and times of Thomas Bewick include Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, Natural History Society of Northumbria (Friday 10/09/2010 1000-1600 just turn up), Parish Church of St Andrew, Tableaux in an 18th Century Town House.

"In Gateshead interesting events such as: a quiz on ‘How Well Do You Know Gateshead?’, a walk around ‘Addison, Hedgefield and Stella’ and a talk on ‘How to Fix a Bridge in Four Minutes’ are taking place, along with buildings such as: The Banqueting House at Gibside, Winlaton Forge and HMS Calliope all opening their doors.

In Newcastle buildings such as: Jesmond Dene Real Tennis Club, St George’s Church in Jesmond and 733 Squadron Air Cadets at Kingston Park will be open, as well as events such as: ‘Children at War! in the City Library, a ‘Greasepaint and Celluloid’ walk around Newcastle and a ‘Tunnels, Tall Tales and a Toffee Factory’ walk in the Ouseburn taking place."

Download their brochure and check their website for updates and ammendments.

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