Newburn Hall Motor Museum
About The Newburn Hall Motor Museum
Newburn Hall Motor Museum is well known to enthusiasts in the North East and even on the Continent but it may be new to many southerners. Situated in the town of Newburn, to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, the main building is a territorial army drill hall built in 1924 which became derelict in 1977. Enthusiast Dominic Porelli, whilst living on site in a caravan with his wife, Margaret, rebuilt the vandalised building, opening it in 1981. It has a very imposing frontage and now includes 4, 000 sq ft of exhibition space with associated workshops, bar and buffet lounge which go under the name of 'The Wheel'. This lounge, which seats some 40 people, is regularly used by friends, acquaintances and car clubs for evening meetings and talks. The brochure says: ' the opportunity to relax in the Wheel and enjoy the company of motoring raconteurs'. The balcony of the drill hall has been enclosed to provide a small motoring library. Most originally it also incorporates a dining room with two withdrawing rooms, one especially for the ladies. The museum was hosting corporate hospitality events long before the phrase was ever heard of! For visitors from the Continent they will sometimes even do bed and breakfast. *Image is not necessarily one of the museum.
All year, daily, 0900-1800. Closed 25 Dec and 1 Jan.
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35 Townfield Gardens, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 8PY
0191 264 2977