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Newbiggin Maritime Centre

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Address: Church Point, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea NE64 6DB, England
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A Very Nostalgic First Visit

A very good local museum that fills what has, in the past, been a serious gap in the town. Newbiggin has a fascinating history and deserves it's story to be told. As an exiled... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 15, 2016
Bob of B
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Having a bit of spare time just popped in for a quick drink. But had a soup as well. What can I say but wow!! This place must be what everyone dreams about. With views to die for binoculars provided by cafe. Wish I could go again...it looks like it's well supported by the locals and what a assets...

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

A very good local museum that fills what has, in the past, been a serious gap in the town. Newbiggin has a fascinating history and deserves it's story to be told. As an exiled Newbiggin native, I found the displays very nostalgic and, particularly the audio-visual presentation, extremely emotive, but it does concentrate, quite rightly, on the fishing side of... More 

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Bob of B for your review. I understand your sentiments about the history of Newbiggin Colliery and we would have loved to include a more in depth view of it but space was at a premium and it was felt with Woodhorn Museum of Coal Mining within a short distance visitors could visit both in a day. Hence... More 

Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a small centre in a lovely building. The exhibition is well displayed and gives a great insight into the local community and the brave volunteers. The cafe in the centre is nicely arranged and provides good food and drink.

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you WillStaffordshire for your kind comments. We are passionate about the Heritage of our little village and enjoy showing it. Our next project the Restoration of the Rocket House is beginning in February, by September we will be proud to share the history of Newbiggin Life Saving Brigade. I am sure it will be worth a visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Newbiggin Maritime Centre is one of the hidden gems of Northumberland. It a wonderful place to visit ideal for young and old

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Steven H for your review. We are so proud of our Centre and Newbiggin by the Sea is a gem of a place! We love having visitors who enjoy spending time with us. Please visit again soon. More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Loads of interesting things to see and do and also a very nice cafe in the attraction. Prices reasonable. When the visit is finished there is a very nice promenade to walk on which is totally flat. If you get a paper from the centre it gives you various nos to look for as you are walking and it gives... More 

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Catherine S for your comment and so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Newbiggin Maritime Centre. The sculpture is called 'Couple' and by the artist Sean Henry. But the locals gave them the names of 'Ebb and Flo', shortly after they were installed 8 years ago. We are going to restore the Rocket House over the next 9... More 

Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Called at Newbiggin on my way to Jarrow just to have a look around. Decided to have a look around the Maritime Centre and found it interesting. Places like this need our support. Didn't go into the cafe but it was busy and the cakes looked good! Was impressed by the beach and promenade.

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Trish4837 for your lovely comments. The volunteers do work extremely hard to share the heritage of the village with our visitors. We are about to begin restoring the Rocket House and would love to welcome you back next summer. Best wishes. More 

Ulladulla, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

A complex of a museum, Cafe, gift shop and 'lecture' theater. First had coffee and snack in the cafe. Very good and effectively run. Museum is not large but provides a good representation of the hard life endured in the area in times passed before mechanisation was introduced. Worth watching some of the short films that were produced back before... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Interesting little place, plenty of local interest to read and old photos, modest entrance fee and free parking near by. café and toilets too so worth a visit.

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Ian R for your comments. Our village does have a long and interesting heritage. Hope you will visit again next year to see the Rocket House following it's restoration. More 

West Thurrock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

The maritime centre is right on the beachfront with sweeping promenades and white sandy beaches which seems to constantly have a council worker in a tractor and rake going up and down maintaining it - so it's immaculate. There is a free all day car park throughout the year which is a real bonus, and I. Town is a small... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

This place is definitely worth a visit if you are in Newbiggin it is full of historical items and interesting things to see like the old lifeboat. There is a cafe attached which is great for a coffee etc.

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NewbigginMC, Volunteer at Newbiggin Maritime Centre, responded to this review

Thank you Mrba2015 for your review. We are so proud of the restored Mary Joicey. She was not a pretty picture when she was brought back to the village, but a lot of work over many months were worth it, I am sure you will agree. We hope to have the Rocket House restored by next summer so it may... More 

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