The Great Exhibition of the North starts this week

The Great Exhibition of the North, a free celebration of the North's pioneering spirit, opens this Friday 22nd June, with a number of events planned across the summer in Newcastle and Gateshead, until it's close on Sunday 9th September.

The country’s biggest event in 2018, it will pack a programme of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and unforgettable experiences into 80 days.

Robert Stephenson’s iconic locomotive Rocket will come home to Newcastle, on loan to Discovery Museum from the Science Museum Group as part of the Great Exhibition of the North.

Our guests can access some of these events by by train from nearby Darlington Train Station to Newcastle Central Station in approximately thirty minutes.