St Mary's Heritage Centre
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St Mary's Heritage Centre is no longer taking private hire bookings including wedding receptions, meetings and conferences. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this may cause.
All existing bookings are taking place, and those hire clients have been informed. All events currently advertised on Eventbrite and in the Gateshead Live programme are also going ahead.
There will be further announcements in due course regarding the centre's opening hours and activities.
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
- tea, coffee and soft drinks are available to purchase
A wide range of activities are offered regularly, including:
- local history talks, tours and workshops
- concerts and performances
- children's activities
If you would like to book tickets for an event at St Mary's, please go to Gatesheadlibraries.eventbrite.com or call 0191 433 4699.
Access and parking
St Mary's Heritage Centre is approximately a 10 minute walk from Gateshead Transport Interchange.
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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.
0191 433 4699
Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 6 May 10am – 1pm
Saturday 13 May 10am – 4pm
Saturday 20 May 10am – 4pm
Saturday 27 May CLOSED
Opening hours are subject to change due to private events. Please check for updates before travelling.