Come and celebrate Newcastle’s past and future this September with a series of free community events and be inspired by the community projects already underway.

Highlights include:

Saturday 9 September 11am-3pm: Celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Newcastle Unitarian Meeting House including a history walk by Andrew Dobraszczyc

Saturday 9 September 10am-4pm: View the renovated churchyard and exhibitions and take a tour with their new augmented reality heritage trail

Mon-Sat until 16 September 9am-6pm: Newcastle, a plotted history - exhibition of historic maps at the Brampton Museum

Monday 25 September 7-9pm: Get ready for a year of circus fun celebrating Newcastle’s very own father of the modern circus, Phillip Astley, with a talk and launch event at Newcastle College Performing Arts Centre. Booking essential.

Saturday 30 September (time to be confirmed): Lecture by Ray Johnson of Staffordshire Film Archive at the Newcastle Unitarian meeting house

For a full list of events in Newcastle town centre visit  and for events nationwide visit

Thank you National Lottery Players. Did you know that thanks to National Lottery players over £4 million has been given to over 60 heritage projects in Newcastle-under-Lyme? Community groups can apply anytime for a grant of £3,000 or more from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Activities HLF can fund projects ranging from collecting memories and restoring green spaces to sharing old photographs and commemorating conflicts.


B(u)y Me! For Christmas

Our annual Christmas craft exhibition is back and is looking for new artists to take part. If you would like to apply, or know a friend who would, please fill out an application form and return it to us by 18 September to join our festive exhibition.

The exhibition will run from 11 November - 8 January. All artists our welcome, from painters to potters to even woodcraft and lace makers. We want all crafts people to apply and take part in our favourite exhibition of the year.

If you have any questions about the exhibition or problems with the application form please ring 01782 619705 or email to have all your questions answered. See application form below.

We look forward to seeing you and your lovely work.

BUY Me for Christmas application form (PDF 1Mb)

Meet Mr. Abraham Leech The Victorian Surgeon

Friday, 17 November at 7pm

Who will reveal for your pleasure and delectation the illnesses and diseases that plagued the Victorian world, how operations were performed and Victorian dentistry (not suitable for those of delicate constitutions and sensibilities), how medicines were made and the Quack medicines and treatments the Victorians endured. Also discover how Victorian homes themselves could kill.

Accompanied by a splendid and astounding array of antique and replica medical and surgical items.

Tickets £9 with free tea and cake provided by the Friends of the Museum. Places are limited so pre-booking is essential.

If you would like to book or for any more information please ring 01782 619705 or email