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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.

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!

Taking a trip to the city centre? A great place to visit with the kids while you're there.

5. Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Taking a trip to the city centre? A great place to visit with the kids while you're there.
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Make your way around the museum's collections, learning more about life on Tyneside and technology.

6. Discovery Museum, Newcastle

Make your way around the museum's collections, learning more about life on Tyneside and technology.
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Learn the extraordinary story of Bede.

7. Bede Museum at Jarrow Hall

Learn the extraordinary story of Bede.
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Visit the world's first railway town to learn more about a range of vehicles.

8. Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon

Visit the world's first railway town to learn more about a range of vehicles.
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