Local The Watch House

Watch House
The Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, the first in the country, was formed in 1864 following several tragic ship-wrecks. This watch house, built 1887, was restored by the brigade and Tyne and Wear County Council in 1997.
(Collingwood's Monument can be seen in the background)
Watch House interior
The museum contains a collection of artifacts: figureheads, lifebuoys, portraits and lifesaving equipment used over the years.
It's free and well worth a visit.