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.

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

What's New

Version 2.1

Added newspaper clippings
Improved location notifications
Ability to zoom and pan story images

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
Jon Burns

Fantastic App

This is a brilliant app and a great way to learn about the hidden history of our beautiful city. I can't wait to visit some of the site in here, I'll definitely look at the city differently.

PLEASE keep updating this!!


Great fun little app

Interesting news stories and ghostly/gruesome tales. The layout is dimple, clean and easy to use whether you are browsing stories or using the location map. It would be great if it extended to cover all of Tyneside

Kieron jackson

Needs some updating it seems.

I was lead to this app by an article in the Chronicle. It is really interesting, but not all the locations mentioned in the article are on the app. I hope this is an oversight on behalf of the devs and is going to be corrected soon.


Jeremiah Alexander
16 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© Tyne & Wear Archives and Newcastle Libraries.


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