NewcastleGateshead – Great Exhibition of the North 2018

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Homepage, Tyne and Wear | 0 comments

Visiting NewcastleGateshead in the summer of 2018 is a must!  The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is being hosted by Newcastle and Gateshead – two fabulous cities located in the north east of England from mid June to mid September 2018… offering visitors a great warm northern welcome. There will be lots happening and the location offers a great base for touring.
Helpful facts:
  • Great Exhibition of the North is a three month exhibition celebrating innovation and creativity from across the entire North of England. The exhibition will take place in venues and on streets along three walking trails throughout the destination focusing on arts, design and innovation.
  • Each trail will help to tell the story of the North and how its inventors, engineers, artists and designers create and export life-changing products and services across the world – not just in the past, but importantly today. This will include a major exhibition hub at Great North Museum: Hancock and major new work commissioned by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Sage Gateshead.
  • The Great Exhibition of the North will be free to attend and take place mid-June to mid-September 2018. It will include large scale, open-air public ceremonies to open and close the exhibition.
  • NewcastleGateshead Quayside offers wonderful views of the River Tyne, the famous Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Tyne Bridge, two of seven bridges which span the river. Newcastle is on the north side of the river and Gateshead to the south. In this area and close by, enjoy excellent attractions, restaurants and bars.
  • Enjoy a meal somewhere genuinely historic, at either the Old George Inn (a favourite of King Charles I) or Blackfriars, the only medieval friary in the city. A trip up Grey Street and into Grainger Town will have you pass some of Newcastle’s most stunning architecture, wonderfully crafted in the 1830’s and home to Grainger Market, Theatre Royal and Grey’s Monument. And get an overview of the entire Newcastle story at the Discovery Museum, to see the history of Tyneside throughout the ages and find out what makes it tick today.
  • As well as the multitude of options from Newcastle Airport connected to destinations throughout Europe; Dubai; New York and more. The fast and frequent Metro system, means you can step off your plane and be in the city centre in under 30 minutes. Newcastle Central Station also offers speedy and frequent rail services to most destinations. London (Kings Cross) is a remarkable three hours away. Scotland’s more compact capital Edinburgh is reachable in a 90 minute journey. Newcastle is also well served by ferry thanks to Port of Tyne at North Shields, for our European visitors travelling on a cruise or with vehicles.
Ideal for:

Individuals, groups

Did you know?

NewcastleGateshead boasts over 7,500 hotel bedrooms, from budget high-quality 3-star hotels such as Motel One, Premier Inn and Sleeperz to more sophisticated accommodation including Crowne Plaza, Hotel du Vin and The Vermont.

Top Tip

Spend time in NewcastleGateshead and explore the beautiful and historic area close by, from Bamburgh Castle in the north, Hadrian’s Wall in the west to the City of Durham in the south.