Around 5,500 events will be held across the country as part of the Heritage Open days initiative. To find out more, visit https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk.

Got the pandemic blues? Here's how you can enjoy the fantastic heritage of beautiful South Tyneside from this week

A fantastic chance to enjoy the culture of South Tyneside is on the way this week.

Thursday, 10th September 2020, 4:45 pm

The annual Heritage Open Days scheme is a free national event which encourages local people to enjoy the culture around them.

And it’s back in South Tyneside from this Friday covering great opportunities in South Shields, Jarrow, Whitburn and others.

While it won’t be extensive as in previous years, it’s still a great opportunity to see properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge admission.

And here's a taster of what you can see.

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