Wallsend heritage week highlights include some of Tyneside’s most historic places and offer the opportunity to view some historic gems.
In recent year these have included:
A lovely Victorian Church containing unique stained glass windows that incorporate photographic images of Mary Burn and her daughter Mary Barbara. Includes beautiful millennium Stained Glass windows. Refreshments available. Historical information and quiz, interpretation of the church and local area.
Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Buddle Street, Wallsend
Free admission to the museum and site. On Saturday and Sunday a guided tours of the fort and section of Hadrian’s Wall, lasting approx 1 hour will be available.
There will also be a final opportunity to see “The Backworth Hoard”, exhibition which includes artefacts from the Hoard.
St Luke’s contains a reordered Irish stained glass window in memory of World War I. One of the finest examples in Europe designed by Wilhelmina Geddes of Dublin.
Volunteers are sometimes on hand to answer questions and highlight notable features of the church and its history.
St Peter’s Church, Church Bank, Wallsend
St Peter’s has many important features, including the largest collection of Irish stained glass in the country, the Angel nave ceiling and memorials to local mining disasters.
Church records date back to the 17th century as well as a 16th century nonsuch chest. are situated there.
The stunning Grade II listed Wallsend Hall is home to the fabulous books, fantastic places exhibition recently exhibited at the BALTIC. You can also view pictures from the Council’s art collection, including landscapes, civic portraits, and other work, mostly from the Victorian era.
Notes: Ground floor only for wheelchairs & no lift.
Wallsend Local History Walk, Wallsend
Local history trail include Segedunum Roman Fort, Wallsend’s Medieval Green and Holy Cross medieval church
This 1890s Masonic Hall is largely in its original condition, and recently refurbished.
Guided tours and an explanation of Freemasonry by Masons in full regalia are worth seeing especially for the display of Masonic artefacts.
Wallsend Memorial Hall, (constructed in 1870 and recently renovated) and learn about its history.
Wallsend Town Hall, High Street East, Wallsend
Wallsend Town Hall is an impressive building group which showed the pride and ambition of ‘new’ Wallsend in 1907. A Warden guided tour of the Wallsend Town Hall is always a highlight, detailing the history and operation of the civic duties and history of the town hall and outer buildings, including baths, police court and fire station.
We will try to keep you updated when the next heritage week takes place.
In the mean time check out our Wallsend photo gallery slideshows.