Miss Porter's House

Miss Hazel Porter lived all her life at 434 King Street, Newcastle until her death in 1997 aged 83. Not wishing her home to be redeveloped, she bequeathed the property, its contents and endowment to the National Trust. The freestanding Edwardian terrace built by her father, Herbert Porter in 1909 has been little changed over the years. Entrusted to the care of the National Trust, it survives as a poignant insight into the homes of an era, and the quiet and careful lives of the Porter family.

The Porter sisters steadfastly retained their personal possessions and the Trust has been intrigued by the collection of clothing, fabrics, craft materials, linen and general household items that remain in the cupboards and sideboards. Miss Porter's House is a living home, offering you today, a rare and privileged visit into other lives and other times.

Nearby events

  1. Stormcellar

    Friday 26 April 2019 , Newcastle

    Join Stormcellar for a night of blues and roots and folk and country and rock, Yep home brewed and percolated piping hot and heavily caffeinated! Tunes from across their back catalogue all for you to chill out, escape the world and get on…

    26 Apr
  2. World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Newcastle

    On the last Saturday of April at 10 am local time worldwide, events begin, starting in the earliest time zones of Samoa mass Tai Chi and Qigong sessions and exhibitions are held that are free and open to the public. Then, as the planet…

    27 Apr