Great Exhibition of the North


The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting edge culture and magical experiences.

This once in a lifetime, must-see event is free and family friendly. Opening with the spectacular ‘Get North’ weekend on the 22nd June, it finishes in style with the world-famous Great North Run and the powerful ‘Creating the Future’ closing weekend.

Explore the stunning cityscape of NewcastleGateshead and discover the dynamic story of the North of England – how its innovators, artists and designers shaped our present and are inspiring our future

Visitors can begin their journey at any of the three iconic hubs – BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Sage Gateshead or Great North Museum: Hancock, connected by the ‘Seeing in Wonder’ art route, ‘Thinking in Style’ design route and ‘Dreaming in WOW’ innovation route. NewcastleGateshead’s world-class venues and unique outdoor spaces will showcase exciting ideas from across the North.