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Assembly House.
A Newcastle Arts Centre Event – the story of a building.

Tour and talk.

[Tours fully booked.]

For Centuries Newcastle was valued as a Northern boundary outpost, first for the Roman Empire and later for the English Monarchy.

The two Empires intersected at the West Gate where the lines of the City Wall and Hadrian’s Wall cross.

Newcastle Arts Centre is built on a Roman Milecastle, and Assembly House was once a Mansion House from where the King’s appointee ruled Newcastle. In the 18th century it was decorated in a Roman style in homage to the Georgian Monarchy.

Find out more in a tour and talk 7pm & 9.45pm. We will also be screening ‘Gannin’ alang the Wall’,  a new film by St James’ Heritage and Environment Group about the real route of the Roman Wall through Newcastle. 

Booking essential.

Open Times

Saturday 14 May: 20:00 – 21:30 hrs. Film screenings during this time.

Event Times

Saturday 14 May: 19.00 [fully booked] & 21.45 hrs [fully booked].

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required – now fully booked thank you!



Un-modernised historic building , sadly there is no wheelchair access.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the event.

Additional Information

Max 30 people per tour/session. 30 mins.

Contact for the day: Event Office 0191 2615618 
How can people participate? In Person


Assembly House, 55, Westgate Road, NE1 1SG / Near the Central Station