Natural Northumbria

Discover the natural history of Northumbria.




Visitor information


During museum opening hours


1st floor


Donations welcome (free entry). Drop in, no booking required.

More information to help you plan your visit


Summer 2018 - please note that this gallery has been redesigned temporarily for our exhibition Which Way North. Some attractions have been removed from display and others may be obscured. The gallery will return to normal in the autumn.

You can discover what makes the North East region special in terms of the animals and plants as well as paying a 'virtual' visit to a number of sites in the area.

Investigation Hides provide the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at how animals and plants live and behave in the North East region's woodlands, uplands, lowlands, and coastal areas.