Glorious weather brought out the crowds for the re-opening of a popular South Tyneside tourist attraction.
The sun shone on Jarrow Hall as it welcomed visitors to the site which was formerly known as Bede’s World.
There was lots to enjoy at the venue which features an Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum. It opened its doors full-time at the weekend after it was taken over by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle (STAN).
Bede’s World – which celebrated the life and times of the Venerable Bede – closed in February last year because of financial problems.
But now the site has been officially relaunched and there will be lots to enjoy during the two-week Easter holidays.
Events on the way include talks on the Anglo-Saxon Farm, tours of the medieval herb garden, and arts and craft activities where people can try their hand at making friendship bracelets, or have a go at calligraphy.
People can also have a go at cooking on camp fires, or enjoy historical re-enactments and living history displays.
More than £120,000 has been invested to support key improvement and renovation works presented by Groundwork STAN in partnership with South Tyneside Council and supported by Port of Tyne.
This included working with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, and the development of masterplans.