Venues

The generation tour visited these four venues in the North of England. All guaranteed a warm welcome to adults and children.

Berwick Gymnasium Gallery

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

ABOUT

A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Berwick. A light, airy space, it’s run by Berwick Visual Arts who want to create inspiring, challenging and enjoyable experiences for their visitors.

FACILITIES

  • Pushchair and wheelchair accessible throughout
  • Toilets close by – please ask a staff member. Includes baby changing
  • Nearest free parking – The Parade, 5 minutes walk
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed train station, 10-15 minutes walk
  • Buses leave from Golden Square (10 minutes walk) and the train station (10-15 minutes walk)
  • Wide choice of cafés and shops in the town within walking distance

ADMISSION

Free

OPENING TIMES

Weds-Sun, 11am-5pm
Closed Mon and Tues

DIRECTIONS

Location map
Postcode for sat navs: TD15 1DF
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OTHER THINGS TO DO

The gallery is next to English Heritage’s Berwick Barracks and Berwick Museum and Art Gallery. It’s near to the centre of Berwick, a beautiful coastal border town with lots to see and do. Go to Visit Berwick for more.

Berwick Gymnasium Gallery

Exhibition Dates

  • Chairs

    Musical Chairs Showing
    14 May to 3 July 2016

  • Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly

    Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly Showing
    9 July to 11 September 2016

Exhibition Dates

  • Tel

    01289 330999

  • Post

    The Gymnasium Gallery
    Berwick Barracks
    Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Northumberland
    TD15 1DF ‎

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Central Art Gallery

Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester

ABOUT

A great place to relax and take a break from the world. Comfortable seating for grown ups and space for little ones to make noise and mess. Year round exhibitions cater for all tastes including paintings, textiles and sculpture.

FACILITIES

  • Lift for pushchairs and wheelchairs and room to park them
  • Toilets and baby changing on ground floor
  • Nearest parking Arcades Shopping Centre, Warrington Street (OL6 7JE)
  • Easy walking distance of the bus station, railway and Metrolink
  • Wide choice of cafés and shops nearby

ADMISSION

Free

OPENING TIMES

Tues, Wed and Fri 10am-12.30pm, 1-4pm
Thurs 1-7pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Closed Sun and Mon

DIRECTIONS

Located above the library in the town centre
Location map
Postcode for sat navs: OL6 7SG
Plan your visit by public transport

OTHER THINGS TO DO

The gallery is in the buzzing centre of Ashton-under-Lyne. Go to ashton-under-lyne.com for more about what’s nearby.

Central Art Gallery

Exhibition Dates

  • Chairs

    Musical Chairs Showing
    3 October 2015 to 9 January 2016

  • Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly

    Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly Showing
    30 April to 2 July 2016

Exhibition Dates

  • Tel

    0161 3422650

  • Post

    Central Art Gallery
    Old Street
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    OL6 7SG

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DLI Museum and Art Gallery

Durham, County Durham

ABOUT

The Generation exhibitions have now finished at the DLI Museum and Gallery and the building is closed.

 

DLI Museum and Art Gallery

Exhibition Dates

  • Chairs

    Musical Chairs Showing
    23 January to 31 March 2016

  • Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly

    Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly Showing
    15 October 2015 to 10 January 2016

Exhibition Dates

  • Tel

    N/A - Building now closed

Towneley Hall

Burnley, Lancashire

ABOUT

Set in the town’s largest park, Burnley’s Art Gallery & Museum provides a great day out for all the family. With a year round programme of events, activities and exhibitions, Towneley has something for everyone.

FACILITIES

  • Pushchair and wheelchair access to first floor gallery via lift
  • Hall car park 70p per hour, Riverside car park £1 all day
  • Several car parks nearby
  • Toilets and babychanging on ground floor level
  • The Old Stables Café on site serving drinks, snacks, hot  meals and kids lunch boxes

ADMISSION

Entry is free to children, students and Burnley residents
Non-Burnley residents – £4

OPENING TIMES

Until 15 February the hall is open weekends only 12-5pm
From 15 February the hall will be open 12-5pm Sat to Weds, 12.30-5pm on Thursdays 
Closed on Fridays
Park open until dusk every day

DIRECTIONS

Location map
Postcode for sat navs: BB11 3RQ
Plan your visit by public transport

OTHER THINGS TO DO ON YOUR DAY OUT

As well as a large park to run around in, the gallery and museum, Towneley Hall is close to Burnley town centre. Go to burnley.co.uk/visit to plan your day out.

Towneley Hall

Exhibition Dates

  • Chairs

    Musical Chairs Showing
    9 July to 25 September 2016

  • Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly

    Tree, Caterpillar, Butterfly Showing
    17 January to 21 February 2016

Exhibition Dates

  • Tel

    01282 477130

  • Post

    Towneley Hall Museum
    Towneley Park
    Burnley
    BB11 3RQ

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