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Graft and Glory: The Common Room of the Great North


One of Newcastle’s most significant historic buildings is set to reopen this summer, with a festival that will celebrate the North East’s reputation for pioneering engineering achievements.

Cool exhibition alert!

Head over to The Common Room to see this exhibition celebrating world-changing engineering feats from the North East. 

Graft and Glory tells the story of how the North East has been at the forefront of the engineering industry, from the development of the first passenger railway in the 1800s, through to today’s renewable energy projects, and it shines a light on some of the female engineers whose stories have been overlooked in the past. 

You don't want to miss out on this one. Book your free tickets online now!

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26th July - 19th December 2021

Venue Details
Situated in Neville Hall on Westgate Road, The Common Room is a unique heritage venue in the centre of Newcastle, available to hire for events. The building is set to open in July 2021 and will celebrate the region’s engineering history through e...


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Neville Hall
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

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