Old Low Light Heritage Centre & Cafe, North Shields

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
On March 26th 2015 the Old Low Light was officially opened by Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell . The Fish Quay has been at the heart of North Shields life for over 900 years - now you can experience heritage and discover our story.

Discover our exhibitions, special events, talks, guided walks and classes. Visit our shop with local crafts and produce for sale, our café and of course our spectacular viewing platform, looking out across the Mouth of the Tyne. Our stunning space is also available to hire.
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  • just been to The Net today, cycled via the ferry. what a lovely place. spotless covid as safe as possible and super friendly staff. lovely sitting out area and bike racks. well worth supporting.  more »
  • The cafe is great. It is spotlessly clean, orders are taken quickly and food arrives asap. Lovely toasties and paninis, absolutely the best cheese scones ever and delicious home-made cakes. Fantastic....  more »
  • A great little place for tea and a sandwich and entirely run by volunteers. We sat outside and the very friendly staff brought our food and drink out to us. There are loads of picture books to read while you wait and there is a small museum: £3 entry but all profits go to help with local events ect. We didn't have time to go but will next time we visit.
  • Fantastic place. 2 very good exhibitions. One celebrating 120 years of The Seamans Mission and the other a painting exhibition by a local retired fisherman. Wonderful views of the Fish Quay etc from the top floor. There is a cafe on the ground floor which lovely sandwiches, cakes etc. Very good for a visir
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