Getting here

Tips for travelling here

Canaletto (after) 1697-1768, Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Northeast from the Palazzo Balbi to the Rialto Bridge

By public transport

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to the Shipley on the Metro.  Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro with a fare-paying adult. Find out more.

Tyne and Wear Metro is our official Travel Partner 

The Shipley Art Gallery is a twenty minute walk from Gateshead interchange for Metro and bus services and is on several bus routes. Download Google Map directions for the walking route from Gateshead Interchange to the Shipley Art Gallery.

For more information on public transport telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit the traveline website.

Anyone travelling on the Tyne and Wear Metro, even just occasionally, can save 85p on paper tickets with Pop Pay As You Go smartcard or on Google Pay. Learn more and start saving:

Please support us in our environmental programme of work and walk, cycle or use public transport whenever it’s possible for you to do so.

By bus

Bus routes to the Shipley Art Gallery:

  • 21 from Haymarket Bus station in Newcastle. Stops on Durham Road, just 2 minutes walk from the gallery.
  • Q1 or Q2 from Newcastle Central Station, the Quayside and Gateshead Interchange. Stops directly opposite the gallery on Prince Consort Road.

Please contact the Nexus traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or visit the traveline website for more information about public transport.

Visit the Go North East website for timetables

By car

The Shipley is off the main A167 road into Newcastle and there is limited, free street parking outside the Gallery.

The Northern Saints Trails

The North East has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries, and the Northern Saints Trails will continue to position the North East as the ‘Christian Crossroads of the British Isles’. The six new trails are based on historic pilgrim routes across the North East and will promote the region’s Christian heritage but also appeal to those of other faiths, and to those simply looking for relaxation, a walking challenge, or a chance to uncover the region’s fascinating history and landscapes. 

The six routes can be walked in their entirety, or in any direction and duration – the routes allow you to choose-your-own adventure. You can find us along The Angel's Way (Seaton Sluice-Newcastle-Gateshead-Chester-le-Street.)