Art to melt your heart
Northumberland’s creative spirit can be found in a feast of galleries, craft-centres, and museums. If you find yourself in a stately home or a castle, be sure to check-out the centuries-old artistic masterpieces that don their walls.
Shop for unique mementos and take a piece of Northumberland art home with you or simply stop by to admire local artistic talent. Dotted throughout the county you’ll find quirky, independent studios showcasing talented local artists using a variety of media. Whether it’s original paintings capturing dramatic and scenic landscapes, hand-crafted jewellery to dazzle or artisan Northumberland textiles to pick up and wrap around there’s so many gifts and souvenir options to choose from.
Stately homes and castles house a treasure trove of masterpieces. Gaze at paintings by revered artists from Canaletto to Turner and a portrait of the 10th Earl of Northumberland by royal artist Van Dyke at Alnwick Castle. A remarkable collection of Faberge, fine porcelain and jade forms part of the collection at Bamburgh Castle. Wallington Hall’s highlights include original William Morris wallpaper and the intriguing Cabinet of Curiosities packed with weird and wonderful curios from fossils and porcupine fish to Egyptian figures, narwhal tusks and kangaroo paws.