Exhibition Park

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Exhibition Park
Courtesy of Exhibition Park Trust

Found to the North of the city centre next to Newcastle University, Exhibition Park is a place in the city centre known for culture and recreation. At its heart, the park has a beautiful park and Victorian bandstand, boating lake with a wildfowl habitat and the Palace of the Arts – a structure built for the Exhibition of Science, industry and arts in 1929 which gives the park its name. The Palace is now home to Wylam Brewery which provides not only has some of the best ales and beers in the North East but has become a music venue with a thriving gig scene! The park is also home to the Urban Green Café – styled as a botanical garden – which as well as providing outdoor seating will bring food and drink from all over the region to the park. The park also provides a great shortcut to the popular suburb of Jesmond and access to the Town Moor – which alongside Exhibition park hosts one of the many popular park runs in the city. For families, the playground is fantastic including interactive water features helping children to understand waterpower and engineering – a key part of Newcastle’s fantastic heritage.

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Opening Hours

  • MondayOpen 24 hours
  • TuesdayOpen 24 hours
  • WednesdayOpen 24 hours
  • ThursdayOpen 24 hours
  • FridayOpen 24 hours
  • SaturdayOpen 24 hours
  • SundayOpen 24 hours

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

What's on near Exhibition Park

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Colours Uncovered at Harewood House

Explore colour through an amazing range of artefacts at ‘Colours Uncovered’, a new exhibition at Harewood House, from colour theory and pigment to classical painting and contemporary textiles. from £12.00

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