Design History Society Gala Dinner

Friday, September 6, time tbc

Wylam Brewery

Palace Of Arts, Exhibition Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4PZ


Join us for a three-course meal, entertainment, and a brewery tour if you fancy, in this amazing building in the heart of Newcastle.

Since its inception in 1887 as the site of the Royal Jubilee celebration, Exhibition Park is the heart of the Northern Quarter of the city.  The Palace of Art in Exhibition Park is the last remaining building from the 1929 North East Exhibition. The North East Exhibition was an ambitious project built to celebrate and encourage Craft, Art and Industry at the start of the Great Depression. During its 6-month run, over 4 million people had attended. Other attractions included the Palace of Engineering, the Palace of Industry and the Festival Hall, all designed by the Sunderland architectural firm W and TR Milburn.

From 1936 to 1983, the Palace of Arts was home to the Science Museum. Many of the exhibits housed there, including the Turbinia, were moved to the Discovery Museum. From 1983 it became a military vehicle museum before closing in 2006. After a period of refurbishment, in 2016 the building was taken over by Wylam Brewery. The development delivered by One Concept, Wylam Brewery and Xsite won two awards at the 2018 RICS Awards, North East in the Commercial and Tourism & Leisure categories for breathing new life into this neglected space.


The Winter Vegetable Broth and Squash Wellington options are Vegan as well as Vegetarian. There is a Vegan pudding included on the pre-order form that is available as part of the Conference Registration Form. If you have any allergies, the chef will substitute ingredients for you.

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