Live entertainment in Hexham

Northumberland culture

Inspiring culture
Get to the heart of our history, be inspired by our architecture, experience our entertaining events and discover our talented, local artists by delving into Northumberland’s culture. Visit galleries, museums, art tours, exhibitions and more.

History and Architecture

Northumberland has a rich and varied history, from iron age rock art, to Viking battle sites, dramatic medieval castles and Roman forts. The region has so much history and culture to offer visitors as they explore our wide variety of destinations, attractions and historic sites.  

From discovering fascinating artefacts in our museums, exploring stately homes, gardens and Capability Brown landscapes, to walking the vast walking route along Hadrian’s Wall, and enjoying scenic views from some of the most iconic historic sites captured in film and television, there is so much history and culture to explore in Northumberland.

Art and galleries

Admire our extensive galleries, intriguing architectural pieces at Kielder’s open-air art exhibition, follow in the footsteps of our artists and take a piece of Northumberland art and cultural scene home with you after browsing independent art, craft and gift shops.

Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Family walk in Northumberland
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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