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Military Vehicle Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne

Description: Military Vehicle Museum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 304996

OS Grid Reference: NZ2464265824
OS Grid Coordinates: 424642, 565824
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9864, -1.6164

Location: Great North Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4PZ

Locality: Newcastle upon Tyne
County: Newcastle upon Tyne
Country: England
Postcode: NE2 4PZ

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Listing Text

8/550 A Military Vehicle
(former Palace
of Arts)
Exhibition building. Built 1928-9. Steel framed with concrete cladding.
Single storey. 15 bays by 19 bays. The main facade has a projecting central
portico with 10 base-less and capital-less square fluted columns, raised on a
7 step base, with a 3 step flat parapet which continues around the whole
building. Either side are 3 bay blind wings with 3 blind windows each. The
building is surmounted by a central octagonal cupola, topped by a shallow
octagonal dome. The side facades are articulated with 20 base-less and
capital-less fluted pilasters. Interior has a central domed space and linking
galleries all round, divided by wooden panelled walls with Art Deco style
doorways between. This building was built as the Palace of Arts for the North
East Coast Exhibition, opened by the Prince of Wales on 14 May 1929. After
the exhibition closed on 26 October 1929 the building was purchased by
Newcastle upon Tyne Corporation for the Museum of Science and Engineering
opened in 1934. It now houses the Military Vehicles Museum, it is the only
surviving structure from the 1929 North East Coast Exhibition.

Listing NGR: NZ2464265824

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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