The world's only Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum.
Re-opening Sunday 23 October 2016 and re-launching Easter 2017.
Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village
The farm is a great place to discover why farming was so important in daily Anglo-Saxon life.
Home to curly-coated pigs, Dexter bullocks, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens and more. This 11-acre site houses rare breeds which are the closest possible representatives of the animals that would have been present 1300 years ago.
The farm is complemented by a number of replica wattle and daub and timber-framed buildings based on structures excavated within Anglo-Saxon Northumbria, and is a green haven in the middle of Jarrow.
The museum tells the story of the Venerable Bede and his time, from the beginnings of the Anglo-Saxon period through Bede's life, death and extraordinary legacy. Widely regarded as the 'father of English history', Bede was an author, scholar, skilled linguist and translator who also composed works on astronomical timekeeping and the motions of the sun, Earth and Moon.
An English monk at the double monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow, his most famous work is The Ecclesiastical History of the English People. One of the most important original references on Anglo-Saxon history, this work also played a key role in the development of an English national identity.
A beautiful Grade II listed manor house adjacent to the Bede Museum and overlooking Drewetts Park to the south. It's currently undergoing renovation but will soon be home to a new café on the ground floor, with tenanted offices alongside a unique hire and function space - the Oval Room - on the first floor.
How to get here
Tyne and Wear
October - December 2016
Opening Sunday 23 October 2016
October half term holiday: 10am - 4pm
Weekends in October and November: 10am - 4pm
Weekends in December: 10am - 3pm
Closed 19 December to 2 January
January - March 2017
Weekends in January, February & March: 10am - 4pm
February half term holiday (Tuesday 21 - Sunday 26): 10am - 4pm
April - June 2017
Tuesday 11 - Sunday 16 April: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 18 - Sunday 23 April: 10am - 4pm
April - June Thursday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Contact Jarrow Hall for school bookings, which are available outside of these hours.
Children (5 - 15 year olds): £2.00
Adults (16 year olds and over): £3.00
Carers and children under 4 are free of charge
Children (5 - 15 year olds): £10.00
Adults (16 year olds and over): £15.00
All annual passes purchased between 23 October 2016 and 7 April 2017 will be valid until 8 April 2018 - so you can enjoy their re-opening period right through to their Easter 2017 full re-launch and then still have 12 months remaining!
Admission to St Paul's Church is free.
For more information, visit the Jarrow Hall website.