North East Coast Exhibition
The North East Coast Exhibition was a world's fair held in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear and ran from May to October 1929. Held five years after the British Empire Exhibition in London, and at the start of the Great Depression the event was held to encourage local heavy industry
It was opened on 14 May by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in what is now Newcastle's Exhibition Park. When it closed on 26 October over 4 million people had attended (with an average of 30 000 visitors per day)
The exhibition grounds are now a public park, the Newcastle's Exhibition Park used in the 1960s for the Tyneside Summer Exhibition. One of the art deco pavilions, a single storey steel framed concrete clad building, originally the Palace of Arts still stands, and is listed. After the exhibition it was used as a science museum in the 1960s was part of the Tyneside Summer Exhibition and at one stage, extended to house the Turbinia (currently residing at the Newcastle Discovery Museum) and still later became the Newcastle Military Vehicle Museum  in 1983 until it was closed in 2006, due to fears about the building's structural safety. It is currently for sale.
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