Opening Times and Visitor Information

Opening Times

Spring Season (April - June)

Thursday through Sunday 10.00 – 16.00

Summer Season (July - September)

Wednesday through Sunday 10.00 – 16.00

Summer Holidays (22 July - 3 Sept.) every day 10.00 – 16.00

Closed 21 July for staff training

School and Group Bookings

Our education team is currently welcoming schools Monday to Friday 10.00 – 15.00 by prior appointment only. / 0191 424 1585

Schools Page


Hive Coffee Company

Daily 09:00 - 17:00

Whether you're visiting the Bede Museum and Anglo-Saxon Farm or coming along for a quick coffee, lunch or meeting, Hive Coffee Company is open throughout the week for all to enjoy. Find out more and see the menu

Visitor Information

We want you to enjoy your visit, so for your own health and safety please:

  • Keep children and any persons requiring dedicated care under supervision at all times - our site is extensive and contains live animals, deep water and dense wooded areas.
  • Do not enter any animal field or pen, or feed the animals any of your own food.
  • Do not eat or drink anything on the farm.
  • Do not put your hands or fingers in or around your mouth when on the farm.
  • Always wash your hands after spending any time on the farm, and ensure children and any persons requiring dedicated care do this too.
  • Be careful around our animals - our pigs have strong jaws and large, sharp teeth so keep your distance and do not attempt to touch them. Our cattle and goats have large horns and can hurt you, and our geese, chicken and ferrets can give a painful nip.


Hand-washing facilities can be found in our Bede Museum.

Jarrow Hall is a no-smoking or vaping site. Smoking and the use of any e-cigarette or vaporising devices is not permitted anywhere within our buildings or grounds.

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