Watch House Museum, Tynemouth


The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, founded in 1864, was the first such organisation in the country. The Watch House was built 1886-1887 overlooking the Black Midden rocks in the mouth of the River Tyne, on which many ships were wrecked and lives lost. The watch house served as a look-out post and the aim was to save lives by firing rocket-borne lines to shipwrecks to rescue sailors and passengers.[1] Today the building is still in use by the Brigade and also includes a museum for visitors. The building and museum had a major restoration in 2014/15 for the 150th anniversary of the Brigade.[2] It is located by the Spanish Battery in Tynemouth, close to the Collingwood Monument. The Watch House is a Grade II listed building. 

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Life Brigade Watch House
- "The Watch House of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade at Tynemouth." Photo by Peter McDermott, 2010, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.

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Tynemouth, Watch Tower Museum
- "Tynemouth Castle and weatherboarded Watch Tower Museum on the north bank of the mouth of the River Tyne." Photo by Colin Smith, 2012, and licensed for reuse under a Creative ...

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Watch House, Tynemouth

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Life Brigade Watch House

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TYNEMOUTH WATCH HOUSE - List Entry
- "Volunteer Life Brigade watch house 1886-7 by C.T. Gomoszynski, Borough Engineer. Weatherboarding on painted rendered plinth; right return has painted brick chimney stack; Welsh slate roof with wood finials ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(2214): Tynemouth, Pier Road, Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House
- "The Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House, Tynemouth. This Life Brigade was the first in the country to be formed (in 1864). The Watch House was built in 1886 and is ...

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Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum
- "The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum contains a unique collection of artefacts that recreate the dramatic history of the Tynemouth Volunteeer Life Brigade and their involvement in heroic ...

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Black Middens Rocks
- Overview About the Balck Middens Map Street View The Black Middens are a rock formation at the mouth of the River Tyne. In the past they were a particularly dangerous hazard ...
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Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
- In November 1864 five ships were wrecked on Black Middens rocks during 3 days of storms, adding to the many lives lost over the years because of the treacherous rocks. ...
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Take a sneak peek inside newly-restored museum in Tynemouth
- Article by Sonia Sharma, Chronicle Live, 11th Feb 2015. Includes a video of the museum.

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Cullercoats Watch Club House
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Entering the Tyne on DFDS-8

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Entering the Tyne on DFDS-9

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Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

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MAVIC PRO Tynemouth-Priory 4K!

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Spanish Battery, Tynemouth
- The Spanish Battery is the promontory (headland) and site of a 16th century fort at Tynemouth, which overlooks the mouth of the River Tyne; it is also sometimes known as Freestone Point. Henry ...

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