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Roll up, roll up – summer of fun lies ahead at Ushaw

Our series of workshops starts on July 30 with free admission to a stained-glass window workshop run by artist Rebecca Rose.

The programme continues through to August 23 with an engineering workshop run by the North East Meccano Society.

The fun-packed insight into life in the Big Top comes to Ushaw on August 6 with the “Circurama” circus skills and performance workshops.

Some of the workshops have been organised in partnership with Age UK to ensure the programme is inter-generational.  


Tuesday 30th July: Rebecca Rose - Stained-glass window craft workshop. FREE. 

Wednesday 31st July/Thursday 1st August: Snow and Crow - Printmaking workshop. 11am - 4pm. FREE. 

Friday 2nd/Saturday 3rd August: North East Meccano Society - Engineering workshop. 11am - 4pm. FREE. 

Tuesday 6th August: Circurama - Circus skills and performance workshop. Morning workshop: 11am - 1pm. Afternoon workshop: 2pm - 4pm. Booking is required for this event. £3 for one workshop (morning or afternoon), £5 for both. 

Wednesday 7th August: Science at Ushaw - Cyanotypes workshop. 11am - 4pm. FREE. 

Wednesday 14th August: Dawn Belshaw - Leaf art and flower pounding craft workshop. FREE (visitors' crafts available for purchase). Booking is required for this activity. 

Thursday 15th/Friday 16th August: Science at Ushaw - Robotics workshop. 11am - 4pm. FREE. 

Tuesday 20th August: Tony Gadd - Poetry and performance workshop. Morning workshop: 10am - 12pm. Afternoon workshop: 1pm - 3pm. Booking is required for this event. £3 for one workshop (morning or afternoon), £5 for both. 

Thursday 22nd August: Laura Brenchley - Animal curtain rings craft workshop. 1pm - 3pm. FREE. 

Friday 23rd August: North East Meccano Society - Engineering workshop. 11am - 4pm. FREE.

Jazz Festival 2019

Our Jazz Festival returns again this August Bank Holiday weekend with an amazing line up - click below for more info and to purchase tickets.

Events coming soon.....

Scott Brothers Duo - Saturday 17th August at  2.00pm

Brothers Jonathan & Tom Scott return to Ushaw for another performance of duos for piano and organ, demonstrating the full range of sounds and colours available from this brilliant combination in the stunning setting of St. Cuthbert's Chapel. Their programme includes original works for piano and organ as well as the duos' own virtuosic arrangements of well known classical works. The duo have over 9 million online video views and have released several CDs on their own label, with recent performances taking them to Germany, Spain, Belgium, France, Norway and Taiwan

Tickets £10

North Skelton Brass Band - Sat 3rd August - 7.30pm £7.00

North Skelton Brass Band play in the amazing Victorian Exhibition Hall

To book tickets click here

The Nerve Rack

AN ANIMATRONICS expert responsible for creating monsters for Star Wars and Doctor Who has brought a new art installation to life in the North-East.

Adam Keenan worked with acclaimed artist Mat Collishaw on a spectacular life-sized robotic eagle which has now gone on show at Ushaw. 

Watch Mat Collishaw talking about the artwork while it comes to life in the background at Ushaw


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Getting Here & Opening Times

Mondays to Fridays: 11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm, hot food served in cafe until 2pm)  Saturdays: 11am - 4pm (Last entry 3pm)

Ushaw has ample space across several different car parks. Parking is free. Level access can be found at the rear of the building, with disability access throughout our chapels and exhibitions.

Admission Charges 

Entry Charges:Day ticket: Adult £3, child (age 5 -15) £1 Annual Membership: Adult £6, child £3, Family £14

Your day ticket or annual membership gives you access to Ushaw's main buildings, Chapels, exhibitions, and Refectory Cafe.

It costs more than £10,000 a week to run Ushaw. Your entry charges help us maintain and develop buildings now and in the future. 


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Ushaw, Durham, DH7 9RH


0191 334 5119




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