We are the gateway to Northumberland's coastline.

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 and overlooking the bay. We are an all weather attraction, open all year. We can provide space for business, functions or groups in our Latimer Function Room. Car & coach park and bus terminus adjacent to the site. We have the longest promenade in Northumberland, an adjacent children's playpark and a sandy beach with rock pools. St. Bartholomew's Church is adjacent to the Centre and the UK's oldest operational lifeboat station is close by. Sean Henry's offshore sculpture "Couple" is in the bay and birdwatching, golf, fishing, sailing and other watersports are available nearby. We have regular events and a strong community engagement programme through education and outreach.

Winter Opening Times


Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Sunday 11am to 4pm 

Summer Opening Times from 5th March 2018

Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday 11am to 5pm

Entrance to the Breakwater Café and the Seashore Shop is FREE.

When there is no function in the Latimer Room entrance to the Art Exhibition is FREE.

A small admission charge applies for entrance to the museum.

Adults: £2.50 Children: £1.50 Family £7.00

Annual Passes available at Reception.

Rocket House closed for the winter except by pre-arrangement

This is the Acorn from which the Newbiggin Maritime Centre grew