YouTube film: North East Coast Exhibition
A virtual introduction to the 1929 event
Until Tuesday 21 December
The North East Coast Exhibition was a world fair held in Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne in 1929. Nearly 4.4 million people visited during the 6 months of the Exhibition. It was opened by the Prince of Wales, and was intended to revive North East industry. This introduction shows the Art Deco architecture with scenes of people crowding the many attractions, which included industrial and art exhibits, a concert hall, boating lake, sports stadium and fairground. The Palace of Arts and boating lake still remain in the Park.