Open day to promote museum volunteers

TVLB secretary John Wright in the Main Hall of the restored Watch House. Picture by John Millard.
TVLB secretary John Wright in the Main Hall of the restored Watch House. Picture by John Millard.
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Volunteers are being sought to help run and maintain a museum.

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade (TVLB) are close to re-opening their Grade II-listed Watch House Museum and are putting together a new group to work on the museum and historical side of the TVLB’s operations.

Work will include conducting tours, cataloguing artefacts, researching the archives, and fundraising.

Anyone interested can attend an event at the Watch House on Saturday, February 14, from 10am to noon.

For more information contact John Wright on 07856 765658 or email secretary@tvlb.org

TVLB secretary John Wright, pictured, said: “For many years the brigade has known that the museum has been one of the region’s hidden gems and has not been utilised to its full potential.”

“Building on the back of the wonderful restoration we have received we now wish to raise the profile of our Watch House and attract many more visitors to the building so that they can learn more about the work of the Brigade and the history and development of Coastal Rescue in the local area over the last 150 years.

“To do this we are asking for the help of local people who have a passion and an interest in the history of the Brigade and will work with us to help celebrate the work of the Brigade and educate the wide range of visitors that we receive.”