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PLAN A VISIT TO THE HEARTH ARTS CENTRE & CAFE
A JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP
The Hearth Arts Centre and Café are located within a restored Grade II listed 17th Century Manse. One of the oldest houses in Horsley, it provided a home for the minister of the church. Now as the Art Centre it accommodates eight artist's studios as well as a Café and facilities for hire. Situated in the heart of Horsley, 10 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne and Hexham, in the picturesque Tyne Valley and close to Hadrians Wall. The Hearth still incorporates many original architectural features from the sixteenth century. These can be seen in the wattle and daub walls making up the main corridor to the Café and in the fireplace and adjoining window in the Pipers Room.
road from the east
Take the A69 from Newcastle upon Tyne towards Carlisle, turnoff for the B6528 keep left for Horsley and follow the signs from there to Horsley village. The Hearth is situated on the right opposite the Lion and Lamb Pub.
road from the west
Take the A69 from Hexham towards Newcastle upon Tyne, turnoff for the B6528 keep right for Horsley and follow the signs from there to Horsley village. The Hearth is situated on the left opposite the Lion and Lamb Pub.
There are regular bus services from Newcastle and Hexham for more information go to www.nexus.org.uk
Arriva & Stagecoach: Newcastle - Hexham - Carlisle Bus No: 685 685-nms-snw-260921.pdf (nexus.org.uk)
The Hearth welcomes cyclists and is featured on many cycle websites including, Horsley 30 https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2830259
We try to accommodate everyone and hope you would respect the parking restrictions by securing the cycles outside of designated parking.
The Hearth is situated in the Tyne Valley surrounded by walking routes to Hadrians Wall to the North and Ovingham, Prudhoe, Horsley Woods and Wylam to the South.
There is a small, free car park behind the Hearth and free parking is also available along the main road. Please don't park in the Lion and Lamb car park as this is for their patrons only.
Please note that access to the artists’ studios is via stairs; there is no lift access for wheelchair users. The studios on the ground floor, at the back of the hall (Rebecca Vincent and Melanie Hopwood), have two steps to enter them. The Café, Reception and Hall have level access. There is also a separate parking space at the rear of The Hearth for easy access.
Available in all public spaces throughout the building however we thank you for not plugging into mains electricity due to TV licensing restrictions.