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Email Contact / Feedback

If you have a question or comment about any aspect of the Explore programme, either complimentary or critical, then we could like to hear from you. Please use the form below, and if you fill in your email address, you will receive an acknowledgement.  If you would like a personal reply, please make the request clear.

You can also use this form to contact the website administrators.

Contact Us / Feedback

Find us

We are  based on the 4th floor of Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 6RQ in association with Ampersand Inventions .

The majority of the classes take place on the 4th floor, and the office, currently staffed on weekday mornings only, is on the same floor.
Please sign in and out at the reception desk on the ground floor. 
Click to read copies of our Fire and Medical Emergency procedures. 

There is full disabled access to Commercial Union House which has lifts as well as a concierge during teaching hours.


Public transport
Commercial Union House has excellent access to public transport.  Haymarket bus station is a five minute walk along pedestrianised Northumberland Street.  

Monument Metro station is also nearby. 

Local car parking
Weekdays - reasonably priced car parking is available at Manors Car Park, City Road, NE1 2BN (weekdays £0.80 per hour up to a maximum of £6.00, FREE after 17.00).

Evenings - after 17.00 on weekdays, Oxford Street Car Park (by the Laing art gallery) is FREE.

Please note that there is no parking available for Explore at Commercial Union House.

Office Address 

Ampersand Inventions
4th floor, 
Commercial Union House, 
39 Pilgrim Street, 
Newcastle upon Tyne, 
Tyne and Wear 

(Located opposite the Tyneside Cinema on Pilgrim Street.)

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Our administrator

Nancy Isherwood is Explore's administrator.  Nancy is available in the Explore office from Tuesday to Thursday mornings during term time.
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Other teaching venues 

The Literary and Philosophical Society
23, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Newcastle Arts Centre
67, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne   
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