St Mary's Heritage Centre
Things to see and do
St Mary's Heritage Centre is a unique visitor attraction. You are free to wander and take in the historic surroundings of our medieval, grade one-listed building, formerly the parish church for Gateshead.
Highlights of the building include:
- displays about the history of Gateshead from its early days as a Roman settlement to modern times
- family history records for St Mary's Heritage Centre. Local history resources including historic maps and images
- a heritage bookshop selling hundreds of local history books about Gateshead and the North East
A wide range of activities are offered regularly, including:
- local history talks, tours and workshops
- concerts and performances
- children's activities
You find out more about forthcoming events and book tickets at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson.
Access and parking
St Mary's Heritage Centre is approximately a 10 minute walk from Gateshead Transport Interchange.
Quaylink buses run up to every 10 minutes during the day and stop directly outside the gates of St Mary's Heritage Centre. You can find more details at the Simply Go website.
A small number of parking spaces are available for building users with further parking available at other sites nearby.
The car park and interior of the St Mary's Heritage Centre is fully accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs.
The graveyard is not fully accessible.
Disabled toilets and baby changing are available.
Change to opening hours
Due to private hire and events, there are some changes to our opening hours. The centre is closing to the public at 1pm on the following days:
Saturday 21 September
Saturday 28 September
On Friday 6 September, the centre will not open until 1pm - including the car park and outside area.
On Saturday 7 September, the centre is closing at 3pm.
Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Please note the centre may close at times for special events. Please check before travelling.