We all travel for a variety of reasons from friends and families weddings, an anniversary or perhaps an exhibition. This past weekend I had the privilege to have attended the opening of the Great Exhibition Of The North. Here’s more about the exhibition and what to expect over 80 days.
Great Exhibition Of The North
Introduction To The Great Exhibition Of The North
The Great Exhibition Of The North is taking place from 22nd June – 9th September, with trails dedicated to Art, Innovation and Design. Did you know that Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver from the most recent television series was designed in the north or that the first women to fly solo, Britain to Australia was Amy Johnston born in Kingston Upon Hull? The museums are free with some paid/ticketed events. What will you discover?
Newcastle is easy to reach from both the south/north of the UK and beyond. I travelled from Edinburgh to Newcastle with London North Eastern Railway (LNER) taking 1 hour 30 minutes. Upon arrival in Newcastle take your chance at spinning the prize wheel to win/celebrate the Great Exhibition Of The North.
There is a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets. I stayed at the contemporary Motel One only a few minutes walk from the train station in Newcastle. The crisp clean design, comfort and exuberant shower/hand wash were just divine. Each room comes with coffee/tea facilities, hairdryer and television. The European breakfast buffet has a large selection of fresh juices, meats, cheese and pastries for a great start to the day. pre-book in advance for the best rates and to avoid disappointment.
There are three main venues/starting points to the exhibition, Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and the Great North Museum: Hancock. Each one is hosting a number of great events and activities on each of the three key trails Art, Innovation and Design. Which trail will you decide to follow through the city? To help you decide and navigate you can download the GetNorth2018 app.
With so many places to visit from the Great North Museum: Hancock, Discovery Museum, Centre For Life Digital, Northern Design Centre and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art it can be hard to decide where to visit first. I can highly recommend the Great North Museum: Hancock has something for all the family to enjoy, with really interesting and interactive displays from Ancient Egypt to areas of great wildlife importance. Don’t miss the Damien Hirst exhibit!
I hope you have enjoyed reading and are inspired to Get North 2018. Happy Travels:) x