Arts & Culture

Clustered around its market place and medieval Abbey, Hexham features glorious Victorian buildings overlooking the park and historic buildings dotted around town, home to art galleries, pubs, cinema, quirky music venues and much more.

​Forum Cinema, Market Place

Housed in a glorious Art Deco building which has been a cinema since 1937, the Forum is a community-owned cinema with a full programme of new releases and old favourites, live transmissions from...

The Vintage Emporium

Three floors of vintage goods from individual dealers.

​Hexham Racecourse

Hexham Racecourse is situated at High Yarridge, to the south of Hexham. The steeplechase course is around 600ft above sea level with glorious...

Inspired Pots (iPots)

Contemporary paint-your-own ceramics studio.

Carol Nunan Printmaker

Working artist's studio. Art workshops and courses. Studio hire.

Unique in Glass

Creative glass gallery and shop.

​​St Wilfrid's Gateway, Market St

This large stone archway on Cowgarth, leading off Market Street, is all that remains of the main Priory Gatehouse, where the canons defended the priory of Hexham against Henry VIII’s men in 1536...

Old Gaol Museum​

Step into the oldest purpose-built prison in England. Descend into the dungeon, peer into the gloom and imagine confinement in the dark awaiting trial in the nearby Moothall. Meet the gaoler to...

The Jewellery Studio

Hand-crafted jewellery studio.

Hexham Abbey

Completed in AD678, Hexham Abbey is one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England​ and remains at the heart of the town to this day. Discover treasures and artefacts that span the ages,...

The Potting Shed

Pottery producing handmade English terracotta plant pots


Art and gifts retailer. Online shop.


Fair Trade goods emporium stocking items from across the globe.

Sarah Loveland Photography

Gallery, photography studio and bespoke one to one photography lessons.

Sarah Loveland Photography

Gallery and photography studio offering photography lessons and workshops

Core Music

Not-for-profit, community focused music organisation offering a music shop, lessons/workshops/events and DVD/music rental

​Queen's Hall, Beaumont Street

Housed in a striking Victorian building facing the park, the Queen’s Hall Arts Centre boasts a 350-seat theatre and two galleries, showing a busy programme of music, drama, dance, film, arts and...

Cogito Books

Independent book retailer that hosts book groups, children's story readings and school holiday activities.

Sarah Hickey Jewellery

Robinson-Gay Art Gallery

Fine art gallery and sales. Antiques and furniture retailer

The Crafters Inn

Bespoke handmade gifts and local crafts.

Haslam's of Hallgate

Fine art gallery, sales and art supplies retailer

Art Studio of Glass

Bespoke, unique, hand painted glassware.

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