Jarrow Hall celebrates the life and times of the world famous Anglo-Saxon scholar, poet and scientist, the Venerable Bede. Opening in October 2016 following over £130,000 of renovations to the newly-acquired heritage site, Jarrow Hall is a place of major educational, cultural and environmental value to South Tyneside and beyond.
The 11-acre site is operated by Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle, a charitable trust passionate about improving prospects and shaping the community for nearly three decades. It comprises the grade II listed Jarrow Hall House, an Anglo-Saxon farm and village, acres of natural space and features the Bede Museum at its heart. The Port works alongside Groundwork to enhance Jarrow Hall's value through projects across education, employment, skills building and restorative works. From 2018, we will work with Groundwork STAN's education team, conducting research on an educational package inspired by the history of the Port and its current and future operations.
In its first year, the education team has welcomed over 1,500 schoolchildren and teachers, and has provided space for life-changing work with learners with learning disabilities. The Port's forthcoming new collaboration with the Groundwork team will enable Jarrow Hall to enhance its offer and the Port to tell its story to a new generation.