Discover life in a historic fishing village. Discover the Mary Joicey all weather lifeboat and the Girl Anne fishing coble. Visit the 65 seat Breakwater Café serving local food, overlooking the picturesque bay and displaying art work. We are open all year; we can provide space for business functions or groups in our Latimer Function Room which also accommodates more professional Art Exhibitions. Car & coach park and bus terminus adjacent to the site. We have the longest promenade in Northumberland, a nearby children's playground and a sandy beach with rock pools. St. Bartholomew's Church is adjacent to us and the UK's oldest operational lifeboat station is close by. Sean Henry's offshore sculpture "Couple" is in the bay, the Newbiggin Art Trail starts at the entrance and birdwatching, golf, fishing, sailing and other water sports are available nearby. We have a programme of regular events including music gigs, drama performances, contemporary dance and a strong community engagement programme through outreach and education.
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|Newbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea(Group Attraction)|
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Car parking available
Reduced rates for children
Ideal place to grab a bite to eat and learn about Newbiggin
Andrew B, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Really good centre with café. Good exhibition and learning space along with a small shop. Monthly exhibitions by local artists. Café area is generally busy and is well staffed by a friendly team. Pretty good range of food which is tasty!
An interesting small museum
Kule Dude, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
The centre is in a new building at the end of the sea wall/esplanade. All on one level so easily accessible. It is full of interesting information and artefacts relating to this once flourishing fishing area.
Would visit again.
Anne D, Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Visited the Maritime Centre to use the cafe and we were impressed. At first we were disappointed re staff as two members of staff were stood behind the counter chatting and ignoring us whilst we waited. A third member of staff did serve us after completing what he was doing and he was very helpful. A quick acknowledgement from any one of the three staff whilst we were waiting would have made a difference. After this our experience was good and we would use this cafe again. There is a lovely view from the cafe. Two teas £3.00.
A surprising find almost at the end of the road
MariseD2014, Sheffield, United Kingdom
There is a cost to the museum which is nominal and it has a lot of history of the place and the maritime history, there are also some local paintings on display, a shop and a café selling all sorts of treats.
Very Interesting and Informative
Michael C, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Just visited the Newbiggin Maritime Centre and found the centre very interesting. There is a small maritime museum which has a minimal charge. There is a cafe with an outside seating area, whereby you can watch the world go by and take in the atmosphere and wonderful views