Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village & Bede Museum

Travel back in time to Anglo-Saxon Britain at Jarrow Hall – Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, a historic and environmental oasis in the heart of South Tyneside. We’re an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, which means funding thanks to taxpayers plays a huge part in supporting our work.  

Volunteer with Jarrow Hall

We have opportunities to Volunteer at Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, thanks to support from Know Your Neighbourhood fund.

Following a competitive process, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) confirmed in January that £14 million of the total £19 million government funding would be delivered by UK Community Foundations (UKCF) and a consortium of local community foundations across 9 local authority areas.

Thanks to the fund, Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, has launched a programme of volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved with. Volunteer roles include animal care assistant, visitor experience guides and roles maintaining the museum’s Anglo-Saxon farm and village.

Please get in touch to find out more about volunteering with Jarrow Hall.

Discover Local Heritage and Culture

Jarrow Hall offers a unique environment for unearthing a rich heritage and discovering our local culture. With a living and working Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village, the museum offers memorable experiences and excellent value for money.

Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village

Meet our family of heritage animals and explore the different dwellings as you wander through our recreated Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village.

To find out more about our farm animals and Anglo-Saxon village at Jarrow Hall Museum, please visit the dedicated website.

Bede Museum

Jarrow Hall Museum houses a unique exhibition that details the life and times of the Venerable Bede, an important historical figure regarded as the ‘father of English history’. The museum is home to a collection of Anglo-Saxon artefacts discovered in and around the grounds of Jarrow Hall.

To find out more about the Bede Exhibition at Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Museum, please visit the dedicated website.

Exhibition Space

Jarrow Hall Museum also provides temporary exhibition space for individuals and groups of artists to display their work. Artisans may also wish to sell their work in the Museum Gift Shop that offers a range of locally crafted items.

Find out more about Exhibition Space at Jarrow Hall website.

Heritage Skills Workshops

With support from The National Heritage Fund, we deliver a series of Heritage Skills Workshops where participants learn traditional crafts such as metallurgy, basket weaving, calligraphy and thatching. Skills can be put to use in maintaining the authenticity of the dwellings in our Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village.

Find out more about Heritage Skills Workshops

Groups, Events & Activities

Throughout the year, Jarrow Hall hosts a wide range of seasonal events and activities for children, adults and families to enjoy. These affordable and accessible events are open to all – We encourage you to book early as they often sell out quick!  

Find out more about Events and Activities at Jarrow Hall website.

Education for Schools & Universities

Jarrow Hall has been a place for education and learning since Dame Rosemary Cramp DBEFSAFBA and her team made significant Anglo-Saxon archaeological discoveries on site in 1963. Since then, we have worked closely with universities to explore new archaeological practices and to educate school groups on local history and heritage.  

Get in touch to find out more about Education and Learning programmes at Jarrow Hall.

Very informative tour – A great day out for all ages

-Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village & Bede Museum Visitor
Museum Entry Prices

A Jarrow Hall ticket will you grant entry to the museum throughout the year and costs only £8.00 per adult, concessions only £5.00. Free entry is available to children under 4 years of age, Carers and Max card holder’s; other discounted rates apply.