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February 21, 2022

The Common Room Heritage Tours

Event details Join us and Newcastle City Guides for a unique tour of The Common Room (formerly known to many as the...

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Join us and Newcastle City Guides for a unique tour of The Common Room (formerly known to many as the Mining Institute). Our building has been the home to The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers since 1872; a membership organisation affiliated with some of the 19th century’s most eminent engineers. Inside the building lies centuries of history relating to the Great Northern Coalfield, full of tales of engineering excellence and innovation.

This ticket includes general admission to explore our historic building unguided too, as well as our key exhibitions, including The Neville Hall LEGO® Model and The Mineral Wealth of the North.

Booking information

Each person attending, including children, must have their own ticket.

Tickets are free, but if you would like to make a small donation to support the charitable work of The Common Room, it would be hugely appreciated.

If you can no longer attend your slot, we kindly ask that you cancel your ticket so someone else may take your place, as demand is very high. Donations can be refunded upon request, if you need to cancel your ticket.


Saturday 5th and Monday 21st February 2022

Tour times

10:00-11:00, 11:00-12:00, 13:00-14:00, 14:00-15:00, 15:00-16:00

Additional information

Location: The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE

Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

Our building is fully accessible – if you have any queries about accessibility, please contact lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk

All visitors over the age of 16 may be asked to scan the NHS QR code or provide their name and contact details on arrival at The Common Room. Smartphone users can download the NHS COVID-19 app before arrival.



The Common Room
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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