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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.