Things to do: 12 North East museums to visit during the winter months

The weather outside is frightful - but you’re still looking for something to do on your days off with the kids.

Monday, 28th January 2019, 5:00 am

It’s the perfect time of year to keep out of the cold and expand your horizons with a visit to one of the region’s many fantastic museums - but which one to choose? There are outdoor exhibits to enjoy too, so make sure you still wrap up warm for those!

Take the drive out to Teesdale to view an outstanding collection surrounding art, fashion and design.
Learn the story of Hartlepool from prehistoric times to the present day.
An exciting day out learning about all things maritime.

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Take a trip out to the historic city and learn more about its journey through the ages.
Taking a trip to the city centre? A great place to visit with the kids while you're there.
Make your way around the museum's collections, learning more about life on Tyneside and technology.
Learn the extraordinary story of Bede.
Visit the world's first railway town to learn more about a range of vehicles.
One of Sunderland's most popular visitor attractions - and well worth a trip.
Situated on the site of the former RAF Usworth, take in all of the aviation attractions.
A treasure trove of artefacts and exhibitions - a full day.
Lots to learn and lots to see.