Oakwellgate, Gateshead, NE8 2AU
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
T: 0191 433 4699
St Mary's is a unique visitor attraction welcoming adults, families and children, right next door to the Sage Gateshead on Gateshead’s Quayside. With the majestic Tyne Bridge as its backdrop, the centre is well served by public transport. There is a small car park for visitors with ample pay parking nearby.
Please check our News section for any changes to our regular opening hours, including bank holiday weekends, private hires, Christmas and staff training
What is there to see and do?
The interior of the medieval Grade 1-listed includes memorials to notable people of Gateshead, evidence of the Great Fire of Gateshead and early medieval grave covers and carvings. You are free to wander and take in one of the oldest buildings in the area.
Highlights of the centre include:
- A series of display panels tells the fascinating story of Gateshead from its early days as a Roman settlement to modern times
- Family history resources relating to the church which was the venue of all Church of England burials before 1811 and all baptisms and marriages before 1825
- Find out about the History of Gateshead in the atmospheric medieval church and graveyard.
A wide range of events and activities from workshops and classes to local history talks, guided heritage walks, concerts and performances. For a full list of forthcoming events, check our EVENTS DIARY
Author events at St Mary's Bookshop Our bookshop is dedicated to the region’s history with an extensive range of books about Gateshead, Newcastle and the surrounding areas
As a local heritage site St Mary’s Heritage Centre also regularly welcomes school visits and organized visits of children and young people either discovering the Quayside or learning about local history. Visit our education pages for further details and costs.
St Mary's is available for private hire for wedding receptions, conferences, meetings, workshops, parties, business launches, formal dinners and much more.
For further information on venue hire click HERE