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Volunteer Life Brigade Museum

Spanish Battery, Tynemouth NE30 4DD, England
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An English country home

Check out this home, when it was built, the lower classes knew their place! Downton Abbey it ain't... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Roger L
Hidden gem

This place is a must see for those with an interest in history. Lots of intresting life boat and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Christopher C
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12 Nov 2017
“An English country home”
3 Oct 2017
“Hidden gem”
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Spanish Battery, Tynemouth NE30 4DD, England
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Reviewed 12 November 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
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Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed 9 August 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

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Reviewed 9 April 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

Thank Jan2259
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We visited the Museum in January and were shown around. A wealth of local information and our guide had a very detailed knowledge of the local history.

Thank stevien17
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Dropped in here and was warmly welcomed by the volunteer staff who told me a little about their history and the fine job they do helping those in distress along the coast. Explored the building and went up into the watch tower; there is quite...More

1  Thank durham05
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

We visited the watchhouse today and it was great, full of history on the borough of tynemouth volunteers life brigade. also lots of salvage from ship wrecks both from the Tyne and out to sea. the views from the watch tower are stunning. a special...More

1  Thank JJU82
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Unique relics from an age when iron men sailed in wooden ships whilst including evidence of the modern Brigade Person's work. The building is extremely atmospheric whereby in the main hall you are being scrutinised by the portraits of the Victorian founder members, the guardians...More

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Hidden secret on Tynemouth's Spanish Battery. The historical relevance ranges from its development of the Life Brigade 200 years ago, to fictional settings for Spender, 55 Degrees North and most importantly Supergran.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you're into this kind of thing, I would definitely recommend popping in. The guys who run the place are absolutely lovely and have such passion for their work. Not only is there plenty of interesting articles on display, it is very warming to meet...More

1  Thank Louise R
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