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Volunteer Life Brigade Museum

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Spanish Battery, Tynemouth NE30 4DD, England
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Interesting place

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

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris G
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Chester, United Kingdom
Brilliant

Very interesting - have been before but learned loads more today; mainly through stories from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thatblokethat
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Spanish Battery, Tynemouth NE30 4DD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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......

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Having visited this museum recently since its refurbishment what an eye opener. Operated by volunteers since 1864 they still provide search and rescue on this coastline and are the eyes and ears of the coastgurad for their patch and all for free. The museum and...More

Thank Dave G
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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

Thank DEBBIE s
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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

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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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