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General admission

Our general admission tickets are for those who would like to visit The Common Room but have not booked a space for an event or workshop above. This ticket includes general admission to explore some of our key historic spaces, including the Wood Hall, plus the Neville Hall LEGO® Brick By Brick Model. These tickets also enable access to any of our exhibitions which are available to view at the time. Please check below to see what exhibitions are running now and in the future.

General admission tickets are available on select dates throughout our Opening Festival period and are released on a monthly basis. If the month you would like to book for is currently unavailable, please check again at a later date.

Neville Hall LEGO® Brick By Brick Model

Visit our LEGO® brick model of our building, Neville Hall, a remarkable example of High Victorian Gothic architecture which houses two of the finest rooms in Newcastle - the lavishly decorated Wood Hall and the Edwardian Lecture Theatre. This model has been designed and made by local LEGO® artist Steve Mayes of Brick This. With over 30,000 bricks going into the scale model.

The Mineral Wealth of the North... Coming December 2021!

The North was built on mining and minerals. We have a remarkable geology that has given us a wide range of highly valuable products. Coal is the cornerstone of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers and, indeed, the UK itself, but many other materials have been and continue to be mined in the North. This display showcases all of these ores, minerals and materials that have been mined in Northern England, which make up "The Mineral Wealth of the North."

About our Opening Festival

Our Opening Festival is a celebration of the North East’s industrial past, present and future. The Festival aims to bring together communities to discover and learn from our archives, as well as having the opportunity to connect with engineers working across the region today.

Across the Festival, there will be a series of heritage and modern STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) inspired exhibitions, installations, performances and activities. These will provide a space for visitors to connect on topical issues, learn about science and engineering career pathways, and to feel inspired by the North East’s industrial achievements, from the likes of George Stephenson’s safety lamp, to our very own green industrial revolution.