North East Maritime Trust

North East Maritime Trust, South Shields

North East Maritime Trust
4.5
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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GillyPNorthEastCoast
North East Coast358 contributions
The most charming of men
Sep 2019
This is a really, really interesting historic gem, informative volunteers who take time and trouble to show you round, beautiful location on the Tyne, fascinating repair work of old boats. Take time to research when it's open for visitors and you'll be impressed.
Written September 18, 2019
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Alec R
Northumberland, UK47 contributions
A Maritime Gem
Sep 2019 • Friends
This riverside place is wonderful especially if you like anything practical and boat oriented.
Loads to see in two large buildings, a boat shed with slipway (but take care while walking in this working area) where traditional old boats are worked on.
2nd largest shed has woodworking, engineering and associated equipment, boats and people working on them.
I was made very welcome and enjoyed a tour of both sheds and riverside where boats are on show.
Great people, tea (for which I made a healthy donation) and good craic too.

A must see.
Written September 3, 2019
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Southshieldsrovers
South Shields, UK72 contributions
They are restoring a life boat
May 2019 • Couples
We visited a few days ago, having been several years since we last visited. The now have the South Shields lifeboat in for restoration, along with its carriage. The members are all volunteers and seem really keen to restore this great boat.
We left a donation to help towards the tea and biscuits, will return in a few years to see the progress that has been made.
Written May 15, 2019
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Alec R
Northumberland, UK47 contributions
Stepping Back in Mari-Time
Feb 2019 • Family
If you like boats this place is probably the best active working maritime centre I have visited in years.
There are two building each with their own character and uses.
The main building at 2/3 Wapping Street is the main centre with loads to see and do. If you wish you can join in banter over a cuppa with really nice people too.
The building next door is the boat shed (no disabled access) which really is a step back in time.
There was a 1917 lifeboat in there being completed after restoration and due to be launched soon.
This centre of maritime historical excellence (in my opinion) is open Tues, Wed and Sat and run purely by volunteers.
I made a donation and suggest any visitor does the same.
Written February 13, 2019
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FussyFlossy1
South Shields, UK70 contributions
Worth a visit
Nov 2016 • Couples
Amazing project with generous enthusiastic volunteers. A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. You need to wrap up as its drafty but then it is a working boat yard.
Written November 22, 2016
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dougburn
South Shields, UK28 contributions
Historical boat boatbuilding
Sep 2016 • Couples
If you want to see elderly vessels brought back to life and enjoy the art of wooden boat building. This is for you
Written September 13, 2016
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Janette T
South Shields, UK16 contributions
What a gem of a find
Aug 2016 • Couples
The people who are in this lovely place are so nice and engaging nothing was to much trouble to them if you asked about anything they answered my questions about building boats and my family all loved looking round and we will be going back and back again
Written August 23, 2016
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colwells2
Lovedean Hants UK87 contributions
Very interesting
Jul 2016 • Family
Happened upon this little museum by chance. Lovely to go somewhere not overun by health and safety rules, so be warned take care. We were welcomed by one of the working volunteers and he was so interesting and enthusiastic about the work in progress.
Written July 12, 2016
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scotara
England23 contributions
What a trip down memory lane
Aug 2015 • Family
Love popping in as this reminds of an age well gone, but is so important. We were always down the quay when we were little but it is so different now, this place keeps it alive. We must pop in to show support. Even if for two mins. We were allowed to get stuck in to the hosts and hands on.
Written June 9, 2016
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Susanbearsandco
Jarrow, UK22 contributions
Worth Visiting
Mar 2016 • Couples
This place is a real gem with a lovely little museum and busy workshop restoring historical boats. People are so friendly and willing to show you around and explain all about the Trust. A real treat to watch how the restoration is done using original tools and wood. Only open to public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday's. Please visit and help keep our Maritime history going, it's free to enter only a donation is requested to help with the upkeep.
Written March 17, 2016
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North East Maritime Trust is open:
  • Tue - Wed 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM