Spotlight Gallery: Fascinating Folk

Fascinating folk

In 2023 we celebrate 850 years of the borough of Newcastle.

Fascinating Folk takes a look at some of the local people who have made their mark in that time. We tell the stories and recognise the achievements of these remarkable people.

Over the year we also have special talks, archive film shows and events. Each month we take a look at a different theme and focus on one or two ‘fascinating folk’ within that theme.

Find out more by visiting the 850 celebrations webpages.


The exhibition is free to visit.

Opening times

The exhibition will run from Saturday 1 April - Sunday 25 June. The museum is closed Good Friday 7 April.

10am - 5pm Tuesdays to Saturdays.

1.30 - 5pm on Sundays.