At the heart of North Shields Fish Quay we offer a unique experience to explore 900 years of maritime heritage.
Through our changing programme of hands-on activities, workshops, exhibitions and events you can learn about the life of the folks of North Shields through the experiences of real people and the objects they used.
In our Heritage Gallery find out how the River Tyne sustained not only a whole community but contributed to the economy of our region. Listen to stories from fishermen still making their living on the river. You can discover how the maritime industry has changed over the years and come face to face with some of the rivers most prominent sealife birds. Get hands on with our interactive games and let the little ones dress up in bygone costume. A great way to spend an afternoon.
Our viewing platform offers spectacular views over the mouth of the Tyne – a ‘must do’ whatever the weather! From early morning summer views to early winter sun down views the view of the Tyne is ever-changing yet timeless.
Fuel up in the cafe, whatever the time of day we’ll be brewing the famous Tynemouth Coffee Co. coffee and offering tasty treats to delight. Bring along your favourite vinyl or listen to our collection, the cafe really has a wonderful warm buzz and we welcome you to enjoy it too! Our cafe terrace looks over the river and is a great place to enjoy your cuppa with a breath of fresh air.
Don’t forget to treat yourself in the gift shop, from pocket money toys to special finds, our products are locally sourced and sure to appeal to even the most discerning shoppers.
Whenever you would like to visit you can be sure of a warm welcome from us!