Strange. Extraordinary. Forgotten.
FREE APP produced by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and NE1 Ltd.
Android app on Google Play
About Hidden Newcastle

Hidden Newcastle is a free app uncovering the remarkable, tragic and macabre stories from Newcastle’s hidden past.

Explore intriguing tales all about the city and its people, unearthed from over 800 years of Newcastle upon Tyne’s history. Out now on the AppStore and coming to Google play January 2015.

This app has been produced by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and NE1 Ltd with Newcastle Libraries.

Story Map

A GPS-enabled map allows you to discover stories in their original locations across Newcastle city centre.

Push Notifications

Receive alerts to your phone when you wander past the site of a hidden story.


The stories are presented in a range of formats: audio slide shows, historic photography and text, scans of original newspapers.

New stories

There are currently more than 70 stories in the app and we will be adding more over time.

  • Lived in Newcastle all my life and rarely ventured to local places of interest. This app makes me want to get out there and hear the stories
  • Sweet app! As a psychogeographer and alt-history geek I like this
  • This app is fantastic. It’s great to open up archives like this. This should be done more
  • Really great idea. Definitely worth the download if you’re from the area or interested in the history of ordinary people