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A great way to experience North Shield’s story

Visit the Old Low Light, you’ll be surprised just how much you can do!

Explore our heritage gallery and exhibitions

Our heritage gallery tells the story of North Shields river life through objects, stories and community collections. Hands on games and interactives make it fun for the whole family. The kids can even dress up as a bygone fisherman or smuggler pirate!

Our changing exhibition programme means there is always something new to see, with a constantly evolving calendar of art, craft and photography exhibitions there is always something new to see and do.

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Events and activities

Attend one of our events, from daytime to evening there is always so much going on, from craft to music, art to fitness, our programme of craft workshops and family sessions make it easy to come back time and time again.

Gift Shop

Treat yourself in our shop, we stock a range of locally sourced gifts. From pocket money toys to special occasion gifts we have a wonderful range of gifts and souvenirs for every kind of shopper.

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Open from 10am to 5pm our cafe is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious hot drink or snack. With our coffee supplied by the Tynemouth Coffee company we know it will hit the spot. On a sunny day our huge terrace overlooking the Tyne has the most perfect view, on a chillier day cosy up inside and pop on a record or two.

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Where are we?
Just 10 minutes walk from Tynemouth metro station and the same from North Shields station, we are easy to get to.

Out and about

What about making the Old Low Light part of your fitness routine. You can start here or finish here and enjoy wonderful walking, running or cycling routes.

Stay Connected
We offer free wifi for those who like to be online and in touch!

Easy access

We have accessible entrance ways and a lift to all floors.