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Group Visits

School tours are available FREE of charge. We recommend that teachers and schools book far in advance, as these are often booked up very quickly! For more information, visit our schools section.

We offer discount rates for groups made up of 15 people or more; a group leader must contact us in advance to organise ahead of their visit. All groups will be offered a free guided tour with one of our knowledgable and enthusiastic guides.

Self-led tours can also be arranged. Speak with a member of staff, as we will be able to provide you with guide books, activity sheets and/or learning apparatus.

We recommend that groups allow approximately two to three hours for their visit. Book via our contact form.

A purpose-designed room - the Harbottle Learning Suite - is available on the Black Gate's third floor for schools and community groups. This can also be used for events and hire, for occasions such as birthday parties.

Advice to Coach and Bus Drivers:

There is no formal coach drop-off zone at Newcastle Castle. Coaches can drop off groups at the bus stop on St Nicholas Street (outside the Black Gate) or within the Castle Garth, next to the Castle Keep. We do not have any dedicated on-site parking.