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
Maritime history of the area mainly Lots on the local lifeboat Interesting local perspective Stories from the older generations An interesting hour or so Little art gallery at the back
People are so friendly
Beadb5, Manchester, United Kingdom
We called here when visiting Newbiggin last weekend, there was an event on and I can honestly say I have never met such a friendly group of people. All went out of their way to talk to us. We spent quite a while there, plenty to see and very knowledgeable people there to tell you of all the history that Newbiggin has to offer. Cafe was lovely, had lunch there and it was very reasonable. My little boys enjoyed it too.
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.