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February 12th 2016
“It is with great regret that the Trustee Board took the decision for Bedes World to cease operation from Friday 12 February 2016 due to a lack of funds.Steps are being taken to put the company into administration through the appointment of an Insolvency Practitioner.The Trustee Board have made arrangements for t...
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December 31st 2015
Our 2016 starts on the 1st of February, and we're currently in the middle of planning our family activities for the year! We're also really excited about our exhibition plan for 2016, and we have some treats in store, including part of the Burrell Collection, Rock Art from the British Museum, and the addition o...
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A long-lost cast of the skull of Bede – the ‘Father of English History’ – has been rediscovered by a University of Leicester academic, within the anatomical collections of the University of Cambridge.  An exhibition showcasing the cast of the skull – recently rediscovered by Professor Jo ...
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If any of you came to visit us during Easter, we've got some exciting news we'd like to share with you! Our tiny tadpoles have finally grown up, and they're well on their way to become frogs! In fact, some of them already are frogs!You may spot some out on our farm, let us know if you see any!  
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June 24th 2015
We're over the moon to present the work of PHD students from Durham University in the form of our brand new Skeleton Science exhibition, open now! Follow the journey of an archaeological discovery, from excavation to laboratory, to display, and learn how to identify the difference between a male skeleton and a fema...
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With the support of BugLife and DWP volunteers, we're happy to welcome a wildflower meadow onto our farm site, giving back to the insect community. This comes as part of the 'Making a B-Line for the North East' project, in which BugLife are working to restore and create wildflower-rich grasslands to help ma...
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June 6th 2015
Get ready for another glamorous night of music, courtesy of Hive Live! Entry is free, and there's an on-site bar... What more could you want?Doors open from 6.30pm, with the acts and prospective times below. Pipedream - 7.30 - 8.15pmChris Kelly - 8.15 - 9.00pmGeorge Welch and Christine Jeans - 9.00 - 9.45pmLOWP - 9...
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Watch this space for an exciting new venture by Jarrow Hall Tearooms! From September, they are hoping to offer a steak night, with a wonderful three course meal to see you through the cold nights. More information as to what will be offered and when you will be able to book will be coming soon...Furthermore... They are...
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May 4th 2015
It's another month, and it's time to announce our Object of the Month once more!We're shining a light on a different object each month, bringing you behind the scenes knowledge of objects in our collection. This month our chosen object is the Lead Line Weight. Details about this curious little item can be f...
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Get ready for another glamorous night of music, courtesy of Hive Live! Entry is free, and there's an on-site bar... What more could you want?Doors open from 6.30pm, with the acts and prospective times below.Crooked Road - 7.30pmRowdy and the Rough Edges - 8.15pmThe Line - 9.00pmCelia Bryce Band  - 9.45pm
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April 28th 2015
It's looking like it'll be a nice, warm bank holiday for us on May the 4th! Our annual May Day celebrations will be taking place from 10am, with live music from LOWP, Fool's Gold and Compass Acapella throughout the day. We've also got traditional stonecarving, spinning, storytelling, crafts and pony and...
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Get ready for another glamorous night of music, courtesy of Hive Live! Entry is free, and there's an on-site bar... What more could you want? Doors open from 6.30pm, with the acts and prospective times below.Steve Armstrong - 7.30pmTom Fielding - 8.00pmBill E Stewart - 8.30pmShaw: Clark Project - 9.00pmHall & Oafs ...
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April 1st 2015
It's getting warmer... Supposedly! Our opening hours have changed to reflect the warmer weather and longer days. We're now open from 10am to 5pm daily, with last entry at 4pm. Just in time for Easter! St Paul's summer hours start from the 7th of April, and they will be open from 10.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to...
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March 25th 2015
Easter is fast approaching! From the 3rd of April we will have a whole host of activities and salons, running until the 19th. Activities will run from 10am to 3pm, and will be themed around the river and everything that it brings, from vicious Vikings to a flotilla of fish.Over the bank holiday weekend we're going ...
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Durham University's Archaeology Department's mini module's handbook is now avaliable! It can be found either at this link, or from their website. This mini module is a wonderful chance to expand your knowledge of early Anglo-Saxon life in the age of Bede. From the gruesome side of death and disease, to reli...
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March 21st 2015
In June 1845, Harry Clasper led a team that beat the London rowers on the Games, bringing the Championship of the World to the North East for the first time. It caused a sensation! Harry was a true working class hero. In 1870, when he died aged only 58, 130,000 people crammed newcastle and the banks of the Tyne to pay ...
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March 18th 2015
If you visited us last Easter, you'll remember Lancelot and his boat, Eadgyth. We're happy to say that both himself and Eadgyth will be back again this year!Eadgyth is 16 foot long with a beam of 4ft 6in, and a mast height of 14 foot. She is a clinker (or lapstrake) built Norwegian Faering. The clinker design a...
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Do you remember Rosemary Cramp digging at Jarrow and Monkwearmouth in the 1960s & 1970s ? Did you or anyone you know help with her archeological excavations? Or maybe you remember older folk in your family talking about these experiences? In recent years, many people have told us of their fond memories of helping in th...
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The Anglo-Saxon World is a mini module run at Bede's World by Durham University Archaeology Department. This is a short intensive module for the public which requires no previous knowledge of the subject area, but it does take participants in-depth into an exploration of the early medieval world of Bede.Join us to ...
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March 11th 2015
Have you ever wanted to come and work for Bede's World?If you have, we have some good news for you! We're currently recruiting for one Learning Officer, and three seasonal Learning Assistants. You'll be working with our Education team, helping children learn all about Bede and why he's so special. The d...
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Last Thursday, a selection of lucky staff and volunteers got the chance to visit the Burrell Collection in Glasgow as part of an exciting new exhibition that will be coming to Bede's World. The long coach journey was worthwhile as they got to experience parts of the collection in the store room that only roughly th...
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The first Hive Live Lounge of this year is this Friday, and has had a last moment change of line-up. Unfortunately, 61 Revisited have had to pull out, but we have been able to source a replacement. Beaconband have stepped up to take their place.We've recieved news this morning that The Line will be unable to make t...
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The Hive Live Lounge acts for the 20th of March have been confirmed! We will be screening the locally based documentary 'Little Ireland', by Gary Wilkinson and Tom Kelly.Our performers will be Stokes Collins School of Irish Dancing, Shamrock Street and LOWP. As usual, we have an on-site bar and we start at 6.30...
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February 11th 2015
Alongside our half term activities, we will be running our salons once more. From 1pm to 3pm, we will have guest speakers talking about various different Our salon timetable is as follows, with updates coming as guest speakers confirm.Monday 16th - Robert Ander-LipskiRobert will be talking about his exhibition, 'Co...
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On Saturday the 31st of January, we had the Mayoress of South Tyneside open Robert Andler-Lipski's first solo UK exhibition, 'Complicated Simplicity'. It is on display in our Temporary Gallery until the 31st of March, and features mixed media and collage artwork. Robert Andler-Lipksi is one of our resident ...
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This week a boat was delivered to Bede's World for the Men's Shed's project starting in 2015. 
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The last Bede's Boat blog post of 2014. Alex talks about the pump drill (pictured) and the bow at the back (aft) of the boat. Now roll on 2015 when the planking can begin! Go to Bede's Boat.
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December 10th 2014
An exciting new venture is coming to Bede's World.If you are over 55, live in South Tyneside and have an interest, skill or hobby you would like to share or develop, this could be the activity you have been looking for!Come to our introductory information event 10.30am, tomorrow. There will be tea/coffee and mince ...
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December 10th 2014
We have been undertaking a heritage project with Hive Radio to create radio plays for 2015. We are looking for more men to partake in our interviews, as the female uptake has been fantastic!We are looking to talk to men born in Jarrow & South Shields between 1945-1955. All you need to do is come and have a chat to us a...
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Have you seen this sign in our museum? The Nimbed Figure glass window was selected as one of 100 objects displaying the history of the North East. (‘Nimbed’ describes the figure having a halo or aura around their head).This haloed figure from the twin monasteries at Wearmouth-Jarrow is made of the earliest ...
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December 8th 2014
We hope you all enjoyed our Yule Festival with Time and Tide Events over the weekend. A huge thank you to Jarrow Sea Cadets who were a great help over the weekend. Thank you to all the choirs and performers who came over the 3 days, and all of the wonderful stallholders.  Our amazing performances came from: Moss Troope...
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Just one week to go until Bede's World closes for Christmas.There is still a whole week to come and enjoy our World of Bede exhibit, the Anglo-Saxon inspired farm and our current art instillations: Stella Rose Bell, Christmas 1914, Look To Your Front, and artwork by Bede of Jarrow U3A.The cafe is staying open sligh...
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December 2nd 2014
This Saturday is Small Business Saturday so come to Bede's World and support local, small businesses by buying beautiful Christmas presents from our gift shop or the stalls in our Yule Festival!See some of the beautiful items for sale in our gift shop here.   
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December 1st 2014
We had a big Christmas Dinner booking today. They told us their group come for the Christmas meal every year and the waitresses are always fantastic! We're glad they enjoy their Christmas dinner in Jarrow Hall Cafe. To book yours phone 0191 489 2106. See the menu here:http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/christmas-menu/
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It's the last few days of our Munitions to Midfield exhibition. Come and learn about women's football in WW1 before Sunday 30th November. 
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November 25th 2014
The weekend action team on the farm have had a smashing time, and have demolished the last of the old chicken sheds to make a space for the proposed new farm feed shed. It’s now a case of ‘watch this space’.At the same time many of the turf roofs on the farm have had a seasonal overhaul being topped...
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November 24th 2014
Following their success at the British Museum, winning the national Marsh Trust award alongside The Family Learning Volunteers of the Museum of London Archaeological Archives, the Shields Gazette have composed an article on the Herb Club's sucess.See their article hereSee more information about winning the award he...
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This evening Bede's World will be featured on a programme on Made in Tyne and Wear for National Anti Bullying Week. You can see the interview on on FreeView 9 and Virgin 159 at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. Here is a clip in the meantime.Check out South Tyneside Against Bullying's website too where you can see some behind...
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November 20th 2014
Foreshore Fossils is owned, operated and exclusively employs people living with the consequences of disabilities. Foreshore Fossils choose only the highest quality fossils and carefully preserve them in the best possible way to bring out to bring out the colours and detailing. The results are remarkable, as you can see...
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Bede's Boat is a traditionally constructed wooden boat inspired by the early medieval world of Bede, built by Alex Finnegan of PuppetShip CIC, within Bede's World. The project is supported by the Headley Trust and North East Timber Trade Federation.Keep up to date with Alex via his blog which is always a joy to...
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The British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust host the 'Volunteers for Museum Learning' award which recognises the hugely valuable contribution that volunteers make in helping museums engage with their visitors.There were a large number of applications from across the UK, some from groups of volunteers and s...
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Tonight Darkness and Jive and Kant Kino are performing live for the first time in nearly 30 years!Tickets are just £5. Starting tonight at 8pm.
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November 14th 2014
We are proud to announce that not only did The Herb Club: our herb garden volunteers, win the 2013 Regional Marsh Volunteers Award, yesterday they were also named the joint national winners! Congratulations to all involved, our volunteers make such a fantastic contribution to our museum and it is great they have receiv...
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November 13th 2014
Yesterday was the start of Christmas here at Bede's World. Our Christmas trees were cut down from the farm, trimmed to perfection, and decorated. Epinay sixth form students helped us by decorating felt baubles with glitter, jewels and pompoms ready to be sewn, filled and added to our tree. We think it is looking lo...
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November 10th 2014
This Friday Darkness and Jive and Kant Kino are coming to Bede's World, we have a very limited number of tickets left so don't miss out!
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November 7th 2014
It's just 4 weeks to our Yule Festival with Time and Tide Events! Come along for festive music, entertainment and shopping galore. Some of the stalls, entertainment and foods that will be with usJewellery Nights Aethertech IndustriesWyld Fire & Hedge-WitcheryBlack Gate Combat AcademyThe Moss TroopersCarman Havalook...
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November 6th 2014
Some fantastic artwork by Ocean Arts will be accompanying the Christmas 1914 artwork by the Spinners and Weavers.Ocean Arts is a voluntary community organisation which provides creative opportunities to people with learning disabilities. They provide a range of creative sessions encouraging members to participate in sp...
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Have you started Christmas shopping yet? It's getting to around that time. Make things easier for yourself this Christmas and visit Bede's World's gift shop! Browse our wide and varied selection of locally crafted gifts. From jewellery to items for the home, from screen printed tea towels to fascinating boo...
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November 3rd 2014
Did you make a poppy during half term to add to our curtain? Or have you taken a poppy crochet kit to add to our Christmas 1914 exhibit?We love when our visitors can contribute to our displays and we think they are looking fantastic!There are still a few kits left for you to create your own poppy to add to our exhibiti...
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October 29th 2014
As part of our Harvest and Halloween activities you can come and make a broomstick out of wood found at Bede's World. Our fantastic team have gathered the best sticks and are ready to help you make your very own broomstick!Fly on down to have a go, 10-3 every day this week.
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Come along to our Harvest and Halloween Half Term activities! We have monster making, lots of crafts, puppet shows, and scary stories in the Thirlings!Activities run 10am-3pm daily, Normal Admission.
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October 14th 2014
 Did you see Bede's World on Songs of Praise last Sunday? The episode was focused on Gosforth and surrounding areas. Both the museum and St Pauls Church were featured in this episode. If you would like to watch this episode, Bede's World appears 6-7 minutes in.
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October 13th 2014
We have a frightfully delicious Halloween menu in Jarrow Hall Cafe from 2-7.30pm.Halloween MenuPumpkin Soup- £2.00 Creepy Chips- £2.00With Gruesome Gravy - 50pWith Spooky Curry Sauce - 80pPetrifying Jacket PotatoChilling Cheese - £3.00Terrifying Tuna Mayo - £3.50Beastly Beans - £3.20Trick or Treat ToastiesChilling Chee...
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October 9th 2014
A video from our Summer Salons 2014
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October 6th 2014
Thanks to all who attended Jarrow Hall's Macmillan Coffee Morning. We all had a great time, Hildy Harland was fantastic and it was all in aid of a good cause. We raised a total of £140.90! Jarrow Hall is open every day so come along for coffee, cake and delicious meals. 
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From 10am-2pm, Jarrow Hall Cafe is hosting a coffee morning as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support: Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning! Hildy Harland will be singing songs from the 1920's-1960's!Come down 10am-2pm on Saturday 4th October for a delicious cake, music, coffee and a chat!This event will help Macmillan ...
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October 2nd 2014
Book tickets for our Halloween Party! Available from reception and only £3 each.We have activities going on all through the holidays too so come to Bede's World to entertain your little mosters!
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You may have seen the wonderful new artwork at Bede Metro Station.Mark Gibson created these beautiful pieces or artwork called Convergence, in Hive Studios. They are to illustrate the coming together of people engaged with the project, our shared histories, and the bringing together of people from around the region alo...
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Hive Art Studios' Mark Gibson, collaborated with the Bede's World community to create a colourful new work for Bede station. Visit both platforms to see beautiful artwork by Mark Gibson, Angela Reed, Bede of Jarrow U3A, A-List Ladies community groups and poems by Tom Kelly. The perfect way to brighten you day. ...
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September 26th 2014
We have reached the LAST WEEK of our Codex Exhibition. The Bible will then make it's way back to Tuscany, this time not carried by foot thankfully!Don't miss the opportunity to see Bede's Great Bible, in all its glory. Visit before Friday 3rd October.
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September 25th 2014
Rivet Catcher is featured in todays Shields Gazette. Accompanied by a photo of Elephant Memoirs and some words of wisdom by our Volunteer co-ordinator and event organiser: Ben Hudson.Elephant Memoirs launched their new, self titled album at Septembers Hive Live Lounge last Friday, as well as playing a fantastic set.  A...
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September 25th 2014
After a week of sharing and retweeting over social media, a winner has been picked to win 4 free tickets to the Rivet Catcher festival this Saturday. Everyone who shared our poster was entered into a prize draw! Alex, from front of house picked the lucky winner out of a hat... well a Saxon helmet.To everyone who didnt ...
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Davi Yanomami Kopenawa is President of Hutukara Yanomami Association (HAY), which works to protect Yanomami and Ye’kuana indigenous rights to land, health, bi-lingual education and cultural preservation.Today Davi lives in his community Watoriki, (‘The Mountain of the Wind’), on the watershed of the A...
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September 22nd 2014
Thanks to Polar Bear Events for putting on their wonderful wedding event last Sunday.We hope everyone enjoyed their visit and got a good view of our wonderful wedding venue! To enquire into booking Bede's World for your wedding please contact us.
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September 19th 2014
FREE ENTRY to tonights Hive Live Lounge! Elephant Memoirs will be launching their new, self titled album and are even giving away a few copies!  As well as Elephant Memoirs, we also have Simon and the Sundowners, The Symptoms and PRYSM. Come along for this fantastic evening of great music!There will be a bar on-site al...
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September 17th 2014
Arts 4 Wellbeing drama group visited Bede's World this morning to sing songs inspired by WW1. Some old favourites, some songs with sentiments and feeling felt during the war, and songs from the films of the time.It was a beautiful performance by the whole group. Howard brought the crowd to tears with his rendition ...
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September 16th 2014
Were you born 1945-1955? We are looking to talk to people born in Jarrow & South Shields between 1945-1955.This project will use the stories of our participants to create plays for broadcast on Hive Radio. For more information please contact: [email protected]
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September 16th 2014
We have a whole week of fun planned for halloween!There is lots of creepy crafts and autumn activities throught the half turn with Harvest and Halloween at Half Term.The week ends with a fantastic Halloween Party! with gruesome games, terrifying tales, creepy crafts, spooky stories around the fire in creepy Thirlings H...
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September 15th 2014
Following the fantastic ‘In The Trenches’ exhibition, Arts 4 Wellbeing are returning to Bede’s World with a drama production inspired by WW1. This fantastic group works with people with mental health needs, physical disabilities and learning disabilities in South Tyneside.They are performing from 10.3...
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September 12th 2014
We had a fantastic opening today of the exhibition: A Love Of Letters. The Northumbrian Scribes have created a collection of beautiful calligraphy for display this September.61 pieces of artwork filled the exhibition space as well as decorated shoes, pebbles and books.Fruit juices and nibbles were put on by the Northum...
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September 12th 2014
We hope everyone who came, enjoyed our Heritage Open Day!The tour included a guided trip through the museum and a close up look at our fabulous Codex Amiatinus!Here are some photos of the event.
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September 11th 2014
You can buy lovely, fluffy donkeys from our gift shop now!These beautiful donkeys are joining our range of cuddly animals. Different sizes and different animals. Come and have a look to see which one is your favourite!They take much less looking after than real animals too!I think Sid likes the little donkey too!
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September 10th 2014
New courses starting in Jarrow Hall this September NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolSuitable for all roles in schools including site staff, administrators as well as those who work directly with children and young people.and NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learni...
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September 10th 2014
Today was a lovely sunny day for some boat building with Tree2Sea!Alex the boat builder was talking to us about preparing the tree to create the planks, in order to build the boat. It is very hard work but there were no shortcuts in Anglo Saxon times!To see what they get up to here at Bede's World, watch their vide...
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September 8th 2014
New band PRYSM added to Hive Live Lounge line up.Prysm are a Four piece Rock band from the North East of England, looking to awaken the world 
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September 8th 2014
Not only are Elephant Memoirs playing at Hive Live Lounge on 19th September, they are using this event to launch their self-titled EP! Come early and you might get a free copy!
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On Saturday Evening we were treated to a fabulous concert at St Paul's Chuch, Jarrow.From 1920, the Felling Male Voice Choir has entertained audiences with their wide repertoire, and with over 80 members they could certainly fill the hall of St Paul's.It was a thouroughly enjoyable night for all who attended an...
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September 5th 2014
Last night, the friends and staff of Bede's World enjoyed a wonderful night of music and socialising. The San Salvatore Orchestra touched down in Newcastle and were welcomed by Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir and Ron Smith's Bede Concerto and a hall full of people here to greet them. Later on that evening some ...
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September 4th 2014
Epinay Business & Enterprise School have started a sixth form college here at Bede's World. Epinay caters for children and young people with a wide range of special educational and complex needs.http://epinay.org/
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September 3rd 2014
Take a look at our boat builder, Alex, using traditional methods to shape the wood.  Alex uses the kind of hand tools (adzes, draw knives and axes) and techniques that date back to when Bede was writing about the sea and river journeys undertaken by St Cuthbert, Benedict Biscop and the Abbot Coelfrid. Look in next ti...
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September 2nd 2014
Did you know Bede's World does Key Stage 1 & 2 Anglo-Saxon Workshops? Venerable Bede, Bede's Monastic Life, Anglo-Saxon Lifestyles, Beowulf & Warrior Code and Scriptorium Workshops. We welcome schools & home educators and can tailor workshops to suit your individual needs.Contact 0191 489 2106 and ask for Educa...
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September 1st 2014
The pigs moved house last week, but not because the big bad wolf had blown it down! They had just outgrown their last pen. They have moved next door to the Mangalitsa pigs (the massive, woolly ones!) and they settled in straight away.
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As part of our Codex Amiatinus celebrations, we have an orchestra coming all the way from San Salvatore, Italy.Next Friday, 5th September, they shall be performing at South Shields Town Hall 7-8pm and the afternoon of the 6th they shall be at The Sage, Gateshead. Come along to hear some beautiful music by these talente...
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August 29th 2014
Our Banners Of The North exhibition has been fantastically recieved since it opened at the beginning of the summer holidays.The exhibition includes an array of medieval treasures, on loan from the British Museum– which highlight how the area changed following the invasion of William the Conqueror.Come along for a...
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August 29th 2014
All of the spaces for Meet The Curators, Heritage Day have gone!We hope those who booked a space have a great time!If you missed out, check our website regularly to find future events.
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August 29th 2014
Today was Bede's World's turn to be featured in the #42Ways campaign run by Nexus Metro.Tyne and Wear Metro ‏@My_Metro #42ways to spend your day. Today: Visit the exciting historic exhibitions, farm, café and gift shop @BedesWorld http://nexus.org.uk/metro/42ways 
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August 28th 2014
This week we have joined Pinterest! It seems a great way to share our pictures of the museum, photo's of past event, event posters and even articles we were featured in.Click here to look around and if you have Pinterest yourself, why not follow us and pin some of our beautiful pictures!
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August 27th 2014
Jarrow Hall Cafe is hosting a coffee morning as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support: Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning! 10am-2pm Saturday 4th October
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August 26th 2014
We had a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend with Time and Tide Events. Loads of stalls with beautiful and delicious things to buy, fantastic fancy dress, brilliant stories and reinactments by the Moss Troupers and regular cannon fire by the Time Bandits the name a few! Thanks to everyone for coming along!  ... next Time an...
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August 18th 2014
A Love of Letters by Northumbrian Scribes. This fantastic calligraphy exhibition will be here in September!
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August 18th 2014
We are very excited to be working with Robert Andler-Lipski. Visitors to Bede's World can see his work on our easel exhibition, which spotlights single works by local artists.The work, No Way To Go, No Place To Stay shares Robert's sense of finally finding a sense of home and settling in South Shields in 2004. ...
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August 16th 2014
This week our theme is Blood, Snot and Bile! Come down and see what they used to use to cure ailment, make a posy and an amulet ring and see if you can match the cure to the ailment! Next week is Fires of Faith!
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August 15th 2014
Make Hummus, Not Walls shows Jonathan Adams experience of artwork on the Israeli seperation barrier. Jonathan and his colleages were in Israel acting as human rights monitors and during this time they photographed the artwork displayed on the seperation barriers.A fantastic set of images to come and see.Thursday 28th A...
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August 14th 2014
We have added lots of new events to our schedule this week... We have Felling Male Choir performing in St Pauls Church on 6th September.Fire of the North is being held in the ancient kingdom of Northumbria (England and Scotland).Davi Kopenawa from CAFOD on 25th September talking to us about how illegal mining is destro...
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We have a new volunteer coordinater! Ben Hudson used to be a volunteer at Bede's World himself, helping out with Hive Radio, even helping to organise the fantastic Folk Festival in July. Think you recognise him? He is part of the band LOWP who played a brilliant set at the Folk Festival. Now he will be looking afte...
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August 11th 2014
Our new chicks hatched on Thursday 7th August.Come and visit them, they would love to meet you!
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We had a wonderful opening event for ‘In The Trenches’. The mayor ‘Fay Cunningham’ came to open this fantastic exhibit focusing on life in the WW1 trenches. The artwork was created by Arts 4 Wellbeing, a charity that supports people with mental, physical and learning disabilities through art. Fa...
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Hosted by HadaDuende Herbs, you can learn how to make herbal remedies with ingredients from your kitchen cupboard. This FREE workshop includes a recipe mini-book, herbal tea tasting, overview of herbs and recipes.Runs 18th August, 11.30-1.00Although this event is free, booking is essential. Reserve your place using Eve...
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August 6th 2014
Today we are very lucky to have Simon Taylor from Simon Taylor and the Sundowners playing for us around Bede's World.At the moment he is at Bede's Head, apparently the accoustics are really good there, but who knows where he will end up!Come on down to see him!
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August 4th 2014
We has brilliant fun at Viking Day yesterday!Here are a selection of photos from the day.Remember there are events on every day over summer!
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July 31st 2014
Next weeks theme is Medieval Warfare! Make your own shields and helmet masks, create your own medeival drama and learn all about medieval chores and battlefield cures! Saturday 2nd August- Friday 8th August.Activities run from 11.00am-4.00pm, every day so be sure not to miss out!Normal Addmission Rates Apply
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The Herb Club posed in front of the new plaque today. Here is a link to the photograph.Come on down to wander round our garden which is located behind Jarrow Hall.
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July 29th 2014
Come and see the Carpet Page, an original piece of artwork by Judy and John Hurst. On show with our Bede’s Great Bible exhibition, the vellum work shows Judy and John’s precision and attention to detail in all its glory. Decorated with gold, gold leaf and ebony, as well as a mixture of beautifully coloured ...
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July 29th 2014
We have salons on every day this summer! Here a talk from a different local person every day.Full listings here .
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July 25th 2014
This weeks theme is Medieval Cookery, to help us learn more about it we have... Ruth Iglesias Cuevas, Herbalist: Monday from 11am Miners Banners Group: Monday from 2pm  Fools Gold, Stories with Strings: Tuesday from 1am Angela Reed: Calligrapher: Wednesday from 1pm Ian Jones, Herb Club: Thursday from 1pm Lorna Windham,...
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July 18th 2014
Bede's World have been chosen by Metro as part of their #42Ways campaign!They are choosing different great ways to spend your time in Tyne and Wear – one for every single day of the summer holidays. All just a stones throw from a Metro station! Easy Peasy.http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/42ways 
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Tonight we start our weekend of fun by opening our Banners of the North Treasures exhibition with a procession of miners banners, accompanied by Westoe Brass Band and a ceilidh for all to enjoy!The Folk Festival kicks off tomorrow at 12. Full listings here. Its bound to be an unforgettable weekend!This weeks theme for ...
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This week's theme is: Archaeology, Death and Burial. We have a range of special guests over the days for Bede's World Summer Salons: John Addison, Photographer: Saturday & Sunday from 11am  A-List (The Nana's): Wednesday 23rd July from 10.30am in the Conference RoomMeet the Archaeologist, Duncan from Durham...
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July 16th 2014
In anticipation of our Banners of the North exhibition, we shall be bringing you glimpses of some of the treasures you will be able to see.View our videos to start guessing...1. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=745553212155090&set=vb.183799228330494&type=2&theater2.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=74555321215...
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The A list, or the Nana's as we call them meet every wednesday to try their hand at a different craft. In the past they have done proggy mats, sewing and pastel drawings, to name a few.This week they were stone carving, led by our resident Stone Carver Jonny. They seemed to enjoy doing it and we'rent bad at all...
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July 14th 2014
Read Ians blog about being a bee keeper in Bede's Worldhttp://www.bedesworld.co.uk/blog/13714/
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The Codex Amiatinus Exhibition today, written at the time of Bede. It is an honour to have this great book on show. http://vimeo.com/95641961
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May 17th 2014
On Sunday 18th May we will open the first of our Treasures Exhibitions with Bede's Great Bible the Codex Amiatinus.   
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May 13th 2014
We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of the Codex Amiatinus which was delivered to us this morning. This great Bible will be on show from this Sunday 18 May until September. We look forward to some great events planned for this fabulous exhibit.  http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/local-news/replica-of-bede-s...
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May 8th 2014
The Codex is coming home.....for a bit! As part of our Treasures Program which includes Josef Craig and Banners of the North, We've heard that the replica Codex Amiatinus has left Italy for the first time and is on the way to Bede's World.  This bible is the only complete full-size replica of the Codex Amiatinu...
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Come and see our exhibition of Local Hero Josef Craig. Included in the exhibition will be personal photographs of Josef, during and after his magnificent success at the 2012 Paralympic Games, where he broke two world records on the same day for the 400m Freestyle, to become the youngest ever British paralympian to win ...
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April 10th 2014
Our family activities themed around our famous travelling monk, Benedict Biscop, who went to Rome 6 times, in the days before Easyjet when you had to go by boat, on horse or on foot! Every time he returned he brought back "souvenirs" for the Monastery, sometimes they were people like stained-glass makers and stone-c...
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March 31st 2014
Spring has sprung with New Lambs arriving on our Anglo Saxon Farm, keep yours eyes and ears opens for more new arrivals shortly.
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March 21st 2014
Tonight 21 March Hive Live Lounge featuring: Jinski, Fools Gold and Se Ganainm  Doors Open at 6:30pm  Entry £2.00
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March 2nd 2014
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March 10am-4.30pm Unique pieces of jewellery, leatherwork, textiles and ceramics made by our skilled stallholders. Sample the artisan food and drink - great gifts for your friends, loved ones or yourself!
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February 20th 2014
Friday 21 February Hive Live Lounge with Local five piece band Eliza Smiles joining The Franceens and The ExesDoors open 6:30pm tickets  £2.00 available on the door 
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February 13th 2014
Every day from Monday 17th to Friday 21st February we will give a little monster from the audience the chance to play Grendel in our performance of the tale staged around the fire in our Mead Hall .... and if you think Grendel is handsome - you should see his mum! We also have warrior training, shield wall training, ...
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We're back after our Christmas break - open to the public from 1st February. If you go down to the Settlement on our farm you will see some changes happening over the next few months. Our workshops and houses are being given a make-over inside and more animals will be appearing. So next time you visit you will ...
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November 25th 2013
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September 20th 2013
Bede's World's apprentice Jemma McGarry was celebrating last night after being named as South Tyneside Adult & Community Learning's  'Apprentice of the Year.'Jemma's achievements were recognised seven days after her colleague Carrie Gofton won 'Apprentice of the Year' at South Tynes...
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Doors open at 6.30pm for Friday evening's Hive Live Lounge Event. An evening of great music featuring 'Fools Gold,' 'Public House,' and 'Hard River'.  Entry is £2.00 and there is an on-site bar.  If you are unable to come along, why not listen live on Hive Radio?Over 12's only.  
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Tickets are now on sale for the Friday 27th September's Ceilidh with Sunniside Up, part of our Great North Folk Festival: - 7.30pm start. If you fancy an evening's entertainment which is not so energetic, then come along to the Singaround hosted by South Shields Folk Club in Jarrow Hall for 8.00pmA licenced bar...
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Companies, organisations and apprentices from across South Tyneside are celebrating today after winning top accolades at the regional final of the prestigious South Tyneside Business Awards and Bede's World is extremely proud to receive one of these accolades.Our apprentice Carrie Gofton won the much coverted ...
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September 4th 2013
On the 5th of September, a permanent exhibition will open in Jarrow hall, detailing the lives of people who used to live there in the past, as it was a spectacular home to many different people. It also delves into the history of Jarrow, which is ideal for those who care about local history.The exhibition has been ...
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September 4th 2013
We are delighted that the society of the Northumbrian Scribes have decided to let us display their 25th anniversary exhibition, which is entitled Words past, present and future. It's filled with glorious scribe work and is a real treat for the eyes. There's a sample to the right on what skill these scribes h...
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A host of acts have been confirmed for our Great North Folk Festival 27 - 29 September.  The festival will include a number of stages throughout the museum site. Visitors will be able to attend workshops, browse craft demonstrations and food stalls throughout the weekend. Please check out our events section for fur...
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Join us tomorrow at 12.00 as Gary and Lisa bring the Real Radio Bus to Bede's World.Come along and say hello then join us for our Family Craft Actvities which include archery and stonecarving.Captain Jack will be returning to claim his buried treasure too!
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Big pirates, old pirates, young pirates, crafty pirates arty pirate and even some salty sea dogs all came together today to make our Pieces of Eight Pirate Event a great scuccess.Young and old joined Captain Jack and his scurvy crew of scallywags and had great fun making mini pirate gallons, taking park in our swashbuc...
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Bede's World are extremely proud to announce that their apprentices Jemma McGarry and Carrie Gofton have both been shortlisted for 'Apprentice Of The Year'Jemma's achievements have been recognised bySouth Tyneside's Adult and Community Learning Programme whilst Carrie's nomination is through...
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1300 years on and the legacy of learning is still causing waves across the pond.  Marcus Walker journalist from the Wall Street Journal paid Bede's World a visit with local MP Stephen Hepburn to talk to our team of apprentices about what inspired them to take part in the Bede's World Apprenticeship Programme wh...
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On Thursday 8 August, we welcomed critically acclaimed biographer, archaeologist and writing coach Max Adams as he launched his new book ‘The King in the North’. Over 150 guests joined us throughout the evening for the the book launch which included a reading from Beowulf and Bede's account of the Battl...
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Zoe Kingsland is one of 20 young people to secure an apprenticeship with Cultural partners from across the borough. The new roles, created by a cultural partnership formed by South Tyneside Council, the Customs House in South Shields, Bede’s World in Jarrow, the National Trust and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museu...
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Get into the Gatsby spirit on Friday 2 August as we celebrate the best of the 1920's at Bede’s World. Join us as we step back to an era, when The "Charleston" was all the rage!  Our Gatsby jazz themed evening will be packed full of live music, dancers and cabaret acts- so what are you waiting for!  Dames are ...
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Friday evening saw the first performance played out on the newly opened heritage lottery funded amphitheatre as ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham’ written by South Tyneside’s own Ed Waugh, stopped at Bede’s World as part of their tour around the North East.    As the sun shone down ...
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Jarrow Hall and the museum became the series of intimate settings for an audience who were given a unique opportunity to experience a range of beautiful music and angelic voices from the 17th century, with the Durham Viol manuscript (performed by Greg Pullen and Andy Jackson on bass viol and classical guitar), through ...
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Inspired by their visits to Bede's World, Year 1 pupils from the Grindon Infant School in Sunderland, worked alongside Shoo Fly, a company skilled at creating digital resources and The Sunderland Glass Centre to create a beautiful animated book illustrated and narrated by the children themselves. In creating the bo...
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This summer the Lindisfarne Gospels Durham is the focus of a North East celebration of the region's heritage. We at Bede's World are pleased to be playing a significant role in complementing this festival.  As part of our programme of activity on the 12 July we celebrated the opening of our exhibition  'K...
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As the summer holidays fast approach, many of us are looking for inspiration on how to entertain our little ones! To help fill their diaries we have created a fun filled series of interactive events and activities designed especially for them.  From our popular swash buckling pirate themed event, to taking a journey to...
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...by visiting Bede's World to see the Jarrow stocks, which were kept in the graveyard of St Paul's Church until the 1960's. The stocks which were used throughout the 19th Century would have been used to lock criminals by their hands and ankles for several hours at a time as punishment for petty crimes.  We...
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We are thrilled to announce that Josef Craig MBE Gold Medal Paralympic medallist for 400m freestyle event will be opening our HLF funded Auditorium with South Tyneside’s Mayor Ernest Gibson on Friday 12 July.Our HLF Amphitheatre is based upon the unique Yeavering Auditorium which no other museum has attempted to ...
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In partnership with Lindisfarne Gospels Durham, we are excited to be one of the venues hosting 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham', which is the story of the Lindisfarne Gospels as you have never seen it before. The performance which is to take place on Friday 19 July at 7pm in our newly constructed a...
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In partnership with the Lindisfarne Gospels Durham team, Bede's World is able to offer a joint ticketing opportunity which includes entry into the Lindisfarne Gospels Exhibition and Palace Green Library in Durham as well as a visit to Bede’s World where you will be able to handle 7th/8th century artefacts wit...
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Attention all classic car owners and enthusiasts - On Saturday 29 June Bede’s World will be joined by the  Jaguar Enthusiast Club, who will be showcasing a variety of makes and models of this celebrated British Sports car.  Throughout the day visitors can see superb examples of this iconic brand being displaye...
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 Our education team recently ran a scarecrow competition where they invited schools to create their very own scarecrow with a 'sheepish' theme.Last year we had some fabulous entries following a Jubilee theme and this year's entries have truely got into the spirit of the theme, making it very hard for visito...
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On Saturday 22 June, Hive Radio will be broadcasting live from Souter Lighthouse, as ships gather on the North Sea to perform an ambitious musical score, marking the disappearance of the sound of the foghorn from the UK’s coastal landscape. The project which is entitled Foghorn Requiem, was created by artists J...
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The Tyne and Wear South Federation of the W.I (Women’s Institute) will be hosting a competitive craft exhibition at Bede's World on Saturday 22 June,as part of their 35th anniversary celebrations.The competitive crafts, which include a floral, cookery and painting section, will be on display throughout the da...
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A career in South Tyneside’s cultural sector, enabling 20 young people to work in apprentice jobs across Cultural partners in the borough has just been announced. The new roles, created by a cultural partnership formed by South Tyneside Council, the Customs House in South Shields, Bede’s World in Jarrow,...
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June 6th 2013
Textile artist Eta Ingham Lawrie returns by popular demand to Bede’s World to showcase her new visually stunning exhibition entitled ‘Living Threads of Colour’. This bespoke exhibition captures the natural elements and traditional methods of dyeing wool, by combining them to produce beautiful tapestri...
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On Saturday 1 June, in association with Lindisfarne Gospels Durham, Professor Richard Gameson will be joining Bede’s World to deliver a lecture entitled From Sheep to Shelf’, which will explore the cultural significance Bede and Wearmouth-Jarrow had on early Medieval Europe. Through his lecture he will gi...
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Shadow Minister Liam Byrnes visited Bede's World today to talk to over 20 inspiring apprentices from across South Tyneside. Pictures shows Liam Byrnes with Jonny Stoker, one of Bede's World's promising and talented young apprentices and a group photograph of the apprentices from across South Tyneside.      ...
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Bede's World in partnership with Newcastle College will be creating a brave new world of fantastical make up at Bede’s World on Saturday 18 May.  With themes including make-up from throughout the ages, a mad hatter’s tea party and Swan Lake, as well as models dressing up as mermaids round the Atrium po...
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The object of the Month for May is a sheep bone instrument carved out of shinbone. It has been made quite roughly into a long, thin, corrugated shape with a narrow and smooth area at one end. Many people have debated what it could have been used for – some believe it is part of a musical instrument and others a...
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Firstly we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who joined our May Day Celebrations on Bank Holiday Monday.The sun was shinning as the Jarrow Vikings rugby team launched our celebrations by ceremoniously flexing their muscles as they erected our giant maypole. Children of all ages then had fun as they tr...
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Join us this Bank Holiday Monday at Bede's World, as we celebrate May Day in traditional English style.  From Maypole dancing and the crowning of our May King and Queen to a feast of folk music- our May Day Celebrations are crammed full of hands on activities and events -  making a perfect day out for all the fam...
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Within the setting of the Wearmouth-Jarrow monastery, over 1300 years ago, the scholar and historian Bede first applied the term 'English' to a race of people, when he wrote his best seller 'The Ecclesiastical History of the English Speaking Peoples'.Building upon the success of our very first St. Georg...
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April 14th 2013
The Farm has been very busy since Easter hosting a flurry of new arrivals. It started with the arrival of our Easter chicks and was then followed a quintet of lambs, comprising of twins, a solo and more twins. The white twins were born first, then infamous Skippy’s has a daughter, followed by a mismatched set o...
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Each month we will be looking at a different artefact in our collection and telling you a bit more about it! Our first object was chosen by you!  What is it?Our very first object of the month is an amber seal. This artefact from our collection was found during the excavations led by Rosemary Cramp on the site of the mo...
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Join us on Monday 6 May as we celebrate May Day in traditional English style, as we host a day crammed full of family fun and live music! The celebrations continue into the evening as we open our doors again at 7pm for a feast of folk music, featuring acclaimed folk artists Richard Grainger and Johnny Handle -making it...
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Our education team has developed four new creative learning packs, which are now available at our gift shop for only £3 each. You can choose from:  Make your own Illuminated letter includes a quill and 2 Illuminated letters to decorate with metallic crayons and jewelsMake your own stained Glass Windo...
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We are pleased to announce that we have received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant for £311,700 to ‘Animate the Visitor Experience’ here at Bede's World.The major new developments will see the museum’s artefacts, the story of Bede and 7th-8th century Northumbria being re-interpreted through new ...
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Our Patron, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, represented the Queen at Pope Francis' inaugural mass, and noted that the Pope had taken as his motto a quotation from one of Bede's sermons. When he met the Pope he congratulated him on choosing Bede's words and said that he was the patron of an institution dedicated...
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Cragside Primary were the first school to take part in our new hands-on full day visit to Bede’s World. They visited the Anglo-Saxon farm, St. Paul’s Church and the museum but this time they got the chance to try out some new activities along the way. Lisa Hall, a year 4 teacher from Cragside Primary commen...
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March 11th 2013
Bede's World in partnership with Epinay Business and Enterprise School have just launched 'Eat with Epinay', where you can enjoy a two course meal in our fabulous café located in historic Jarrow Hall for just £4.95!Under the guidance of Epinay's head chef Colin Beck, 'Eat with Epinay', will not ...
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February 3rd 2013
Bede's World in partnership with the archaeology department at Durham University, are hosting a  lecture series based around the funerary traditions and the art of the early medieval world. The lectures which will be delivered by PhD students Celia Orsini and Lisa Brundle are open to all and are free to attend.Gues...
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‘On Reflection’ is a dynamic, powerful and cutting edge exhibition by local artist Mark Gibson, which is on display at Bede’s World from 2 February until 15 March 2013In this his latest solo exhibition, Mark explores how when vibrant colour is merged with the highly reflective surfaces of PVC sheets, ...
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As we enter the New Year, many of us make resolutions for positive changes that we would like to make to our lives, such as spend more time with our families or get fit and healthy.We at Bede’s World are offering visitors joining us the chance to do both, as we have teamed up with South Tyneside Council to give a...
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2013 promises to be a year of creativity and innovation, as we launch a world class programme of events and lectures inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels, begin major capital developments on our farm, which include a 150 seater amphitheatre, as well offer a diverse range of activities to inspire volunteers, in our commu...
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...to host a fabulous market selling Anglo-Saxon inspired food and crafts.  On Wednesday 12th December, we were joined by students from Percy Hedley Upper School's Post 16 Unit, as they set out their Anglo-Saxon inspired wares and became 7th century market traders. The concept for the Anglo-Saxon market emerged fro...
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This weekend we stepped back through the ages to explore how our ancestors celebrated the ancient festival of Yule. The fun filled weekend was crammed full of traditional festive entertainment, which included storytelling, live music and performances, plus the opportunity to have a go at a range of traditional crafts s...
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This weekend we were joined by over 3,500 visitors as we opened our doors for free for our biggest Christmas Gift Fair yet!Our festive celebrations got off to a flying start, as we were joined by over 50 exhibitors, offering a fantastic selection of unique gifts and stocking fillers, ranging from delicious artisan choc...
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November 12th 2012
Families can enjoy double the fun this winter with a fantastic free offer. We have teamed up with South Tyneside Council to give away vouchers for a complimentary swim.Visitors to Bede's World who buy a family ticket will be entitled to a free family swim for up to two adults and four children at Temple Park Centre...
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October 30th 2012
Do you have a story to tell? Do you collect something? Have you a talent for making or doing? Do you love listening to stories? Or are you an activist or champion?   If the answer is yes to any of the above, why not come and say hello at our radio drop in sessions taking place between 10am-4pm between Sun 4 - Wed 7 Nov...
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Locally inspired and made from the freshest ingredients, our new winter warmer menu is guarantee to hit the spot. The new range of culinary delights includes hearty pies, wholesome soups and delicious garlic and chilli infused focaccia breads, made using a unique blend of oils produced by local company Shh...( Spice it...
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Bede’s World has been voted by the Independent as one of the 50 best museums in the UK.  This is an enormous honour for the museum, especially considering the quality of other museums and heritage organisations in the country.  We all feel very humbled to be considered, but to actually be highlighted is extremely...
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Bede's World's Festive celebrations commence on the 15 November, as we launch our mouth-watering Christmas menu. So why not join us and soak up the festive atmosphere whilst enjoying a scrumptious Christmas lunch or you may decide to make an evening of it and host your Christmas party in the unique setting of h...
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To inspire entries for this year's Port of Tyne Reflect Awards, we are displaying the work of the 2011 finalist here at Bede's World until 26 September.  With just over two weeks to go until the Port of Tyne’s Reflect competition closes for another year, and with £500 prize money up for grabs in each cate...
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This weekend was very busy here at Bede's World as we opened our doors for free as part of the Heritage Open Days.  In addition to offering free admission to the musuem and farm, we also hosted our popular Food and Craft Fair,where we were joined by over 40 local food and craft producers.  Throughout the weekend ex...
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Join us from 28 August - 2 September as we discover more about St. Cuthbert's life and miracles.  The family fun includes the chance to take part in “Coffin Tales” by acting out the adventures of St Cuthbert’s Coffin, follow the Cuthbert’s Coffin Treasure Trail and make some treasure on the ...
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A 'wave' of families descended onto the banks of Bede's World this Bank Holiday Monday for our fun filled pirate themed day. The swashbucking family fun included the chance to earn 'booty' by completing our treasure trail, hear stories of real life bucccaneers, join our pirate school, as well as lea...
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Whether you’re a budding artist or an intrepid explorer, our new themed family backpacks offer the perfect way to see Bede’s World in a new light. Launching during the summer holidays are our new Family Backpacks, have been designed to make the museum and farm more interactive for family groups.  The backpa...
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March 12th 2012
We at Bede’s World would like to say a big thank you to all who attended our ‘Taste of Ireland’ event on Saturday 10 March.  The evening, which included a crowd pleasing performance by Alan Kelly & the Dogs of Tralee proved to be a fantastic fundraising event for our newly launched Apprenticeship Prog...
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February 14th 2012
Farm Yard Tales is an exciting new project, in which our education department worked alongside families from the Riverside, Biddick and All Saints SureStart Centres to develop an interactive visit. The project focussed on elements of the site that the children were keen to further explore and engage with.The families v...
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February 13th 2012
A wave of excitement swept over Bede's World last week as we were visited byHRH The Duke of Gloucester. Patron to Bede's World, The Duke was updated on the latest developments of the Weamouth-Jarrow World Heritage site bid  and gave his support during the day.   Throughout his visit The Duke met with a number o...
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Come and explore the history of St Valentine's Day at Bede's World this half term.Take a step back in time with St Valentine and walk with us through the ages as we visit the Roman, Medieval and Victorian times to find out how they celebrated St Valentine's Day.Join in with our different activities ...
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January 10th 2012
On Wednesday 18th January we will be holding a Volunteer Orientation Day for current and prospective volunteers. Throughout the day there will be an opportunity for current volunteers to meet each other and to discuss the future of volunteering at Bede’s World, as well as a chance for anybody interested in v...
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Bede’s World got the 2011 Jarrow Festival off to a spectacular start with a free medieval fair, which was officially opened by the new Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Jim SewellAcross the day the public flocked to Drewett’s Park, adjacent to Bede’s World, where they were treated to a medieval-them...
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April 20th 2011
Bede's World is proud to present a brand new website - and if you're reading this you've obviously found it!The website is the hard work and effort of local web company, ne-web , based in Felling, who have been working closely with us to produce a colourful and vibrant website that will keep people up to da...
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April 14th 2011
Modern art stands shoulder-to-shoulder with ancient glass works as part of a new exhibition at Bede’s World. Inspired by art dating back to Bede’s time, glass and ceramics students from Sunderland University have crafted pieces which blend a traditional craft with contemporary ideas.The exhibition is titled...
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A big thanks to those that joined us during the weekend for our Christmas Gift Fair - a great day was had by all.A perfect opportunity to pick up some bespoke gifts for Christmas, those who attended sampled local food, crafts and more - but don't worry if you missed joining us during this weekend as our forthcoming...
More info about Christmas Gift Fair - thanks for coming
January 1st 1970
Our New Donkeys are settling in -  come along and meet Sidney and Emily on our farm 
More info about New Arrivals
January 1st 1970
We have a Saturday talk each month over autumn. They are 3 very interesting men and these talks are not to be missed. Put them in the diary!For more information click here. 
More info about Autumn Talks
January 1st 1970
Last few days to buy Christmas baubles from our gift shop. Take a look at them here.
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January 1st 1970
In 1831, James Raine, Cannon Librarian of Durham Cathedral, excavated Bede's tomb in the Galilee Chapel. As well as recording what he'd found, Raine took a mould of Bede's cranium and produced three casts. Until recently, these casts were thought to be lost. However, in 2012 one was found in the Duckworth C...
More info about The Skull of Bede