Museums and churches

Learn about the history and heritage of Newbiggin by paying a visit to the recently renovated Newbiggin Maritime Centre located on the promenade.

Newbiggin Maritime Centre

The recently renovated Newbiggin Maritime Centre

The town also boasts two stunning churches:

Woodhorn Church

The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Woodhorn (commonly known as Woodhorn Church) is the oldest building locally and the oldest church in Northumberland, dating back in part to 700AD.

The church, once the main church in the parish of Woodhorn was closed in the early 1970’s and the role has now been taken over by St. Bartholomew’s church.

The grade 1 listed building is now mainly closed to the public, but through the work of ‘the Friends of Woodhorn Church support group’ has re-opened for events such as a carol singing world record attempt, part of their efforts to breathe new life into the building, attract new interest and provide it with a more certain future.

St Bartholomew's Church

Iconic church right by the coast

St Bartholomew's Church

This thirteenth century church sets an iconic image, a mix of differing architectural designs from throughout the centuries give it a unique look, while its medieval headstones and close proximity to the North Sea also give it a dramatic presence.

The church is still in use and is well worth the visit to anyone in the area.

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