Jarrow Hall House
Jarrow Hall House is our beautiful grade II listed manor adjacent to the Bede Museum and overlooking Drewett's Park to the south. Jarrow Hall House is home to our independent coffee shop - Hive Coffee Company - on the ground floor alongside dedicated classrooms for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities on the first floor.
Built around 1785 by local businessman Simon Temple, the building changed hands several times throughout the 20th century before benefiting from a £50,000 restoration project and becoming the Bede Monastery Museum in 1974. When the Bede Museum launched in 1993, Jarrow Hall House became used as a visitor café and also housed a permanent exhibition showcasing the building’s links to Jarrow's mining and shipbuilding heritage.
Fully-renovated in 2017, the interior of Jarrow Hall House was repainted from top-to-bottom in colours provided by Dulux from their Heritage Collection, and with Georgian-era expertise provided by Durham University.
To the east of the building sits the Herb Garden. The first part draws on the structure of a typical medieval physic garden and is based on the Plan of Saint Gall – a famous medieval architectural drawing of a monastic compound dating from the early 9th century. Our plants are chosen based on Anglo-Saxon and medieval varieties suitable for our soil and climate. Many of these herbs are even used for ingredients at Hive Coffee Company.
The garden was initially designed by Rosemary Cramp and Richard Kilburn in 1978, and is now cared for by a small team of volunteers.
Extended Jarrow Hall Unlimited passes
valid through to April 2018