Photo: Dun Deagh

Visit Bede’s World, a museum dedicated to the life of Venerable Bede. He was a monk and scholar from Northumbria, famous for his book, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People.

The museum is based in Jarrow and houses a number of artefacts from the early medieval era. The museum has a number of buildings that visitors can explore, and the ‘Age of Bede’ exhibition which showcases a collection of artefacts. One of the highlight is the collection of stained glass, which was excavated from the site of the old monastery.

The museum has a number of exciting features that will keep you occupied and entertained for hours! Explore the three Anglo-Saxon-age reconstructed buildings that were constructed based on local archaeological finds. Visitors will learn of how monks kept their animals and of what type of food they grew, and learn about the typical life of a monk during that era.

Once you have had a chance to absorb all that Bede’s World has to offer, you can discover the ruins of St Paul’s Monastery nearby, which are always worth a visit!


Bede’s World, Church Bank, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, NE32 3DY
Tel: 0191 489 2106
Times: Daily, 10am – 4.30pm(Wtiner)/5.30pm(Summer)