Getting to Think Lab at Northumbria University

Our address is: Think Lab, Ellison Building, Northumbria University, NE1 8ST (Google Maps link). We are on the 3rd floor of Ellison E Block – building 8 on the map below. The best entrance is The Link, shown in the third photograph below.

Coming by public transport...

We are a short walk from Haymarket and Monument metro stations, city centre bus stations and Newcastle Central Station. Access is from Northumberland Street and along Northumberland Road.

If you are driving...

Northumbria University has a limited number of visitor car parking spaces. We can organise a visitor car parking permit, however cannot guarantee that there will be an available space. If you would like to book a visitor car parking space please contact

There is also paid for parking at the NCP car park on John Dobson street and at the University car park next to Ellison building. Available parking is marked with a P on the map below.

After 4pm and at weekends, the University car-park on Falconer Street (near City Campus East) is available to the general public and costs a flat-rate of £2.

In a school group...

The University can accommodate mini bus parking for school groups. To arrange a permit please email

We are not able to provide parking for coaches. The nearest drop-off and pick-up point for school groups is at City Campus East, marked with a red bus on the map below. From the drop-off point, walk across the pedestrian bridge and through Ellison courtyard – see the picture below for guidance.

Directions to Think Lab

Finding The Link entrance from the drop-off point

Usually the best entrance to Think Lab is The Link on Northumberland Road – an easy walk from the city centre or the coach drop-off point on City Campus East.

Once you’re in the doors, follow the Think Physics signs up the stairs to the 3rd floor, where you will find Think Lab.

From City Campus East drop-off point, come over the pedestrian bridge.

Getting from The Link entrance to Think Lab

Here it is. If you’re walking from central Newcastle, this is where you’ll pick up the trail. Now head inside, and look for the Think Physics poster on the stairs.

It starts here and looks like this. Please note that at the top of the stairs in the view above, you’ll turn right and spot another sign behind you.

And like this… Through the connecting passage, then up the next stairs. We’re on the third floor.

You made it! Think Lab is through these doors.

Visitors with Access Requirements

Think Lab is on the 3rd floor. The route shown above guides visitors up the stairs, but if you would like to use the lift please follow the route below.

If you would like to discuss the best route for you in advance of your visit, please contact

Alternative entrance if you require the use of a lift. Head to the end of Northumberland Road, past Sport Central to your left. To the right you’ll see substantial building works (new engine test cells and a wind tunnel – woo!), and you should find access to a vestibule which looks a bit like this.

Take the lift up to the 3rd floor. The Think Lab entrance is ahead of you when you exit.

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