Newcastle Cathedral is launching a new volunteer-led community history project on Wednesday 2 May 2018 with the aim of discovering more about the history and heritage of the Cathedral and its place in the city.
From researching the Cathedral’s internationally important collection of ledger stones, to discovering more about the monuments, windows and military colours which make the Cathedral so unique, the group will have a chance to make a real impact into our knowledge and understanding of the Cathedral and how it was used in the past.
To launch the project, the Cathedral is holding a special launch event, including a tour of the building and a talk from the Cathedral’s Archaeologist, Dave Heslop. At the event, there is also the opportunity to learn more about volunteering and how your valuable contribution can make a positive effort to the research going forwards.
The event is held on Wednesday 2 May 2018 at the Cathedral and is free to attend.
Two time slots are available to book: either 2pm or 6pm. Please choose the time that suits you best.
All are welcome to attend. Please reserve your free place via Eventbrite.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Newcastle Cathedral is within easy reach of many public transport links:
Newcastle Central Train Station is just five minutes' walk from Newcastle Cathedral. When leaving Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. You will pass by the monument to George Stephenson, father of Robert Stephenson, as well as The Literary and Philosophical Society and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers. Then follow Collingwood Street to bring you out at Newcastle Cathedral.
The nearest major public car park can be found on Dean Street. Walk out of the car park, cross straight over Dean Street and almost directly in front of you is a small stairway that brings you up into Amen Corner, at the back of the Cathedral. Follow the path left or right to approach the front entrance to the Cathedral. There are numerous other parking facilities, including multi-storey facilities and 48 surface car parks operated by Newcastle City Council. The Quayside's multi-storey car park is approximately 12 minutes’ walk away and can hold up to 500 vehicles.
The Nexus operated Tyne and Wear Metro service operates into Newcastle city centre - with several stations in close proximity to Newcastle Cathedral. The nearest stations are Monument Station (at the top of the Grade I-listed Grey Street) and Central Station, both less than ten minutes' walk away. If travelling from the Airport via Regent Centre, you will have to alight at Haymarket and change platforms.
The Q1 QuayLink bus service runs to the bottom of the Side, the medieval Quayside street which leads up to the Cathedral. Public buses run outside of the Cathedral into Gateshead and towards Durham and Chester-le-Street once every 15 minutes (weekdays and Saturdays).
From the city centre: Head down Grey Street, passing by the Theatre Royal. Turn right along Mosley Street, which will bring you out to the north facade of Newcastle Cathedral.
From Central Station: As you leave Central Station, turn right along Neville Street. Following Collingwood Street will bring you to Newcastle Cathedral.
From the Quayside: Alight the Side - the main medieval route into Newcastle. Alternatively, you can take Dog Leap Stairs. They're steep but rise straight up to the Cathedral. The Castle Stairs are another route. These can be found on the Quayside, across the road from the Swing Bridge. Again, this is steep but will bring you to the Castle Keep. Keep forward along St Nicholas Street to approach the Cathedral on your right.
What can I bring into the event?
With the exception of Guide Dogs, no dogs are allowed in Newcastle Cathedral.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For more information, please email Abi Knowles at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 0191 232 1939.