Maritime Centre in Northumberland

Are you a fan of the open water? Or maybe just a Maritime history buff? The Newbiggin Maritime Centre is the perfect destination to enjoy a fun day out by the sea! With the scenic Breakwater Café, Seashore Shop, a three gallery museum, and the large Latimer function room, there is plenty to keep guests of the centre entertained on their visit!

Why should I visit the Newbiggin Maritime Centre in Northumberland?

The Newbiggin Maritime Centre is an accessible for all, family attraction that is open all year round! Visitors can discover what life was like in the old historic fishing village by experiencing the Mary Joicey and Girl Anne immersive, and interactive exhibitions as well as uncovering a number of other different thought-provoking exhibitions!

The museum’s Fishing Gallery contains the famous fishing coble, ‘Girl Anne’, as well as a large variety of different equipment that helped this old fishing village thrive in the trade!

Also found at the museum is the Community Gallery, which includes a selection of different artefacts and pieces of history that help depict the social history of Newbiggin by the Sea as well as the mining community! There is an informal 20-minute video in this gallery that helps bring to life the story of the fishing community during world war two!

Finally, the last gallery on show at the museum is the Mary Joicey Hall, which contains Newbiggin’s last ever all-weather lifeboat and all associated information regarding the boat that also includes a touching 6-minute video commemorating lifeboat rescues in the area.

  • Open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday, and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday
  • Adult tickets are £2.50, Child tickets are £1.50, and Family tickets are £7 (2 Adults and up to 3 Children)
  • A gift shop and Café can be found in the centre
  • Full wheelchair and disabled access

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