Great North Greats

Great North Greats was a touring exhibition that travelled the course of the Great North Run from August 2014 – October 2015.Telling the stories of individuals and communities, everyday triumphs and groundbreaking achievements, it was a celebration of Tyneside’s incredible sporting and industrial heritage.

The exhibition now continues online with this new learning resource, celebrating the people, places and objects that make the north east great.

Get started by selecting a person, place or object or explore the website by selecting a category, from sport to science, local heroes to national treasures.

Find out much more about links between people, places and objects by selecting ‘what’s the story’ at any time. Within the site you will also find interviews and videos with our Great North Greats.

We would love to get your feedback on the website and hear your suggestions for more great people, places and objects related to the North East. Please contact to get in touch.

This site uses JavaScript to enhance operation. There may be cases in which content does not operate normally or pages cannot be displayed if JavaScript has been disabled. Please be sure to activate JavaScript when using this site.