Libraries, Museums, Parks and more

Libraries, Museums, Parks and more

Here are a links to libraries, museums and parks information.


The links below go to InformationNOW which has a big list of activities:

Other websites for fun activities include:


Please see this link to Newcastle City Councils libraries Newcastle Libraries & Community Hubs.

The Literature and Philosophy library, which has some interesting events and books Home page (

Jesmond library also has a mixture of books and events Jesmond Library – Friends of Jesmond Library.


For everything happening in Newcastle's museums visit Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (


Newcastle has a vast array of beautiful parks, denes, recreation grounds and countryside to explore, most are managed by Urban Green Newcastle.

Urban Green Newcastle together with the people of Newcastle, we take care of 33 parks across the city. Find out more about your local parks and what they have to offer – who knows, you might find a hidden gem, Find your park here, all Urban Green pages include accessibility information.


3 parks offer large outdoor play areas whilst also being accessible for wheelchairs, buggies and mobility scooters.

Elswick Park offers:

  • Basketball courts that are free to play
  • Children's Playground
  • Cafe and toilets inside Elswick Community Leisure Centre

Exhibition Park offers:

  • Skate park
  • Two croquet lawns
  • Tennis courts that are free to play
  • Children's Playground
  • Cafe
  • Public toilets free to use at the Cafe

Walker Park offers:

  • The Urban Green Newcastle rangers run regular activities for families in the park including bug safaris, bird box building and kite making
  • Children's Playground
  • A dog-friendly café in the YMCA building in the heart of Walker Park