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

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.

By Metro

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to our venues by Metro. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Save on adult Metro fares too by using Pop Pay As You Go - prices are capped at £2 for single trips and £4 for all day travel.

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:

Plan your journey in advance and track your Metro train in real time with the Pop app. Search 'Nexus Pop' on Google Play or the App Store.

Tyne and Wear Metro is our official Travel Partner 

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.
  • 52 Go North East bus from Gateshead Interchange stops directly outside the gallery on Prince Consort Road.

Those who are 21 and under can now access single fare bus, Metro and Shields Ferry journeys for just £1. The new offer makes public transport a more affordable way for young people to travel to our museums and galleries and covers many services in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and County Durham. Find out more at

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

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 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.)