Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
More information

Opening times

  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday 10am - 5pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed
More information

Opening times

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm
More information

Some of the museums are currently running to Winter season opening times.  To find out more, visit the Opening Times page.

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We are funded by the Arts Council to work across South East Northumberland, which includes Ashington, Blyth, Bedlington, Cresswell, Choppington, Cramlington, Ellington, Guide Post, Lynemouth, Linton, Newbiggin, Seaton Valley and Stakeford.

We work with artists based in these areas, across the north east, nationally and internationally, but the projects we support must benefit people living in South East Northumberland.

bait is a programme of arts events and activities driven by and for people who live in South East Northumberland.

A small bait staff team help people to shape the programme, brokering and connecting people to artists, arts networks and supporting people to develop their creative skills.

bait is managed by a consortium of organisations led by Museums Northumberland. Consortium members are: Northumberland College, Northumberland County Council Public Health, Active Northumberland, Queens Hall Arts and Wansbeck CVA.

bait is funded by Arts Council England, Northumberland County Council, Active Northumberland, The Ballinger Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.

Creative People and Places is about more people choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places where they live.

Funded by Arts Council England, there are now 21 independent Creative People and Places projects in areas where people have fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts.

The projects work with a diverse range of partners including a rugby club, haulage firm and housing association, as well as artists and arts organisations.

www.creativepeopleandplaces.org.uk

We work with groups, organisations, artists and people who share in our mission.

bait’s mission is to create long-term increase in levels of arts engagement, driven by the creativity and ambition of people living in South East Northumberland, having a demonstrable effect on the wellbeing of local people and levels of social energy and activism within communities and the means to sustain those changes in the future.

We aren’t a funder or grant giver, but rather we work with partners who are interested in finding ways to support people to take part in the arts in South East Northumberland. We can connect and signpost you to people you might want to work with or help with researching and developing your idea.

From 2016 – 2019, we’re particularly interested in working with men, young people facing economic challenges, older people aged 65+ and people who would benefit from improving their sense of well-being. It’s these groups which we have evidence to show aren’t typically taking part in the arts.

We have a limited number of commissioning opportunities; however, we try to link and connect artists and groups to network and explore projects ideas. Contact the bait team to have a conversation.

Visit www.baittime.to/share-learning to discover what has been learnt from the bait programme