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Visit Jarrow Hall

The world's only Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum.

Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village

The farm is a great place for all the family to enjoy.

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.

As well as the animals you can see replica buildings based on structures excavated within Anglo-Saxon Northumbria. 

Bede Museum

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.

Jarrow Hall

A beautiful Grade II listed manor house adjacent to the Bede Museum.

It is home to a lovely cafe on the ground floor, the Hive Coffee Company. Endeavouring to use as much local and healthy produce as possible, visitors can look forward to a range of wholesome foods with dishes prepared fresh on site daily. 

To the south of Jarrow Hall is Drewetts Park, with a fun outdoor play area and a grassy field for the kids to run around in.

Next to Jarrow Hall is St Paul's Church and Monastic Site where the Venerable Bede would have once lived and worked. The chancel here would have amazingly stood at the time of Bede. 

An extensive event programme

There's always something new to do at Jarrow Hall.

Throughout the year there's regular events, ranging from craft fairs to reconstructions, with something for everyone to enjoy.

For details of their exciting events programme visit Jarrow Hall: What's on.

Regular opening times

Open Wednesdays to Sundays 10am - 4pm.

Opening hours do vary throughout the year, with the site open Bank Holidays and throughout the South Tyneside school holiday periods.

Jarrow Hall will be closed on 15 December 2019 until 2020. School visit, private hires and public events will still take place during their seasonal closure.

Hive Coffee Company is open every day of the week.

For the most up to date information visit Jarrow Hall: Opening times

Please also contact Jarrow Hall for school and group bookings, which are available outside of these hours.

Admission charges

Day admission

  • Children (5 - 15 year olds) and concessions (ID required): £3
  • Adults (16 year olds and over): £5
  • Carers and children under 4: Free
  • Group tickets can be purchased in advance or on arrival for parties of 10 or more at £3 per person

Annual passes

  • Children (5 - 15 year olds): £10
  • Adults (16 year olds and over): £15

Terms and conditions apply. Please check with Jarrow Hall.

Admission to St Paul's Church is free.

Contact details and how to get here