All the Fun of the Fair: 135 Years of The Hoppings

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

The history of the Hoppings...



Until 15 April 2018 (historic exhibition)


All the Fun of the Fair charts the history of Newcastle’s much-loved Hoppings fair, first held on the Town Moor in 1882.

Play with our unique collection of 50 vintage coin-operated amusement machines, perfect your pinball skills, and even find out your fortune.

As well as the hands-on vintage amusement machines the exhibition will explore the history and development of The Hoppings in a colourful, fun setting.

Photograph: The Hoppings, 2008. Image courtesy of Nick Lambert.