Dunston Staiths

The former coal staiths is believed to be the largest timber structure in Europe. It is a Scheduled Monument, Grade II listed and is owned by the registered charity Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust (TWBPT).

Dunston, Gateshead, NE8 2GS

0191 275 3765

33. Dunstan Staiths

18th May Saturday Only

Open: 6-9pm, limited wheelchair access

The historic Dunston Staiths will be open, weather permitting, until sunset (9pm). This is a rare opportunity to soak up the unique view along the Tyne from an historic structure. Wear sensible shoes and walk up to the top deck where there’ll be short heritage talks running at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

Wheelchairs will be able to access the lower deck and top decks separately although the two are connected by stairs on the structure itself, so access to the top deck is via the waggonway running onto the structure.

Show Times: 6pm, 7pm and 8pm

Dunston Staiths Dunston, Gateshead, NE8 2GS

Maintained by Harry Bailey