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Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Museum

Open today: Closed
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Wonderful Museum dedicated to the Volunteers who safeguard our shores

This is a very atmospheric little museum, dedicated to the unsung heroes, volunteers all, who save... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Very interesting history.

We visited the museum as part of the heritge weekend and found it very interesting with excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Volunteer Life Brigade maritime museum detailing the history of this voluntary and still active search and rescue life brigade from its formation on the 5th December 1864 to its present day status as a search and rescue declared facilty to HM...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Spanish Battery, Tynemouth NE30 4DD, England
+44 191 257 2059
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very atmospheric little museum, dedicated to the unsung heroes, volunteers all, who save lives, then just go back to work again. It's a very humbling experience to look at the history and the sacrifices which seemingly ordinary folks have made. The building...More

Thank Normski49
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum as part of the heritge weekend and found it very interesting with excellent views of the entrance to the river Tyne. All the staff are volunteers and we were told that the museum has an annual fixed income of only £250...More

Thank geordieboy645
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anything that has Volunteer in the title is worth viewing, people who are willing to do something for the community for no financial gain. Well done.

1  Thank KennyC2018please
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Very interesting place to visit. Good info. provided in a booklet...I enjoyed reading about the rescues.

1  Thank IreneS010
Reviewed July 12, 2018

A realy nice display of rescue equipment and stories well worth a visit. Great views from the watch tower

Thank Chris G
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Very interesting - have been before but learned loads more today; mainly through stories from the very funny and engaging (and energetic!) Dave - huge thanks. Oh, and it's free - but so good that you will want to leave a decent donation......

1  Thank thatblokethat
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Check out this home, when it was built, the lower classes knew their place! Downton Abbey it ain't but has a character all its own

Thank Roger L
Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

This place is a must see for those with an interest in history. Lots of intresting life boat and seafaring items. Admission is free but donations welcome. The view from light house tower is fabulous.

1  Thank Christopher C
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Visited today after a recommendation from a local guide. We followed the instructions on the door to press the bell for the lady next door to let us in if it was locked. It said it was open till 3pm so we had just over...More

Thank DEBBIE s
Reviewed April 9, 2017

It was actually closed the day we visited as they were setting up for a family wedding. However, when we told them we came all the way from Scotland they very kindly let us have a look around. It was really interesting and had some...More

1  Thank Jan2259
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