Explore Newcastle's commemorative plaques
Around 100 commemorative plaques are located around Newcastle to highlight its historic buildings and structures, and to show the city's connections with eminent figures from the past.
Heritage Open Days in Tyne and Wear
Heritage Open Days are a unique opportunity to step into the past, free of charge and find out more about the 2000 years of history that has made the North East the vibrant place that it is today. Heritage Open Days are held annually in September. Visit the Heritage Open Days in Tyne and Wear website.
The Old Newcastle Project
This exciting project focuses on Newcastle's social, cultural and creative heritage using the ancient Black Gate as a focus for exploring the City's rich history, culture and character. Visit the Old Newcastle website.
Download an Explore Newcastle guide
We have produced several leaflets that will help you enjoy the heritage of Newcastle. They are available from the Visitor Information Centre or you can download a copy below.
- Explore Heritage: Newcastle Gateshead (pdf, 2.85MB)
- Explore Heritage: The Victoria Tunnel (pdf, 3.33MB)
- Explore Heritage: Old Newcastle (pdf, 4.56MB)
- Explore Heritage: Blackfriars (pdf, 1.79MB)
Download the Hidden Newcastle mobile app
Unlock the forgotten stories of Newcastle's past as you walk around the city using the free Hidden Newcastle mobile app. Discover the real people who lived and worked in our familiar streets. Visit the Hidden Newcastle website.
Tours of Newcastle
Ideal for both residents and visitors, explore the city on a guided tour by foot, bus or via a cruise on the Tyne.