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Blyth Battery

New Years Day

Blyth Battery Café will be open New Years Day for Coffee/ Tea/Hot chocolate and mince pies only.
11 to 3.00pm
Merry Christmas to all our lovely regulars. All the best for 2018
the revamped café will open officially in March 2018.

Blyth Battery is now closed from 1st October. We will open for school and groups.

Warwickshire Regiment drownings memorial at Blyth Beach

Help needed!

Blyth Battery's shelter building was broken into overnight between 10th and 11th April and this pocket watch was stolen. Anyone with any information, please contact the police

The watch has been returned massive thanks to Northumberia Police

watch photo

We are completely overwhelmed with the support we have recieved regarding the break in at the Battery and the missing watch.
Aquajet have offered to professionally clean the graffiti off our gun emplacements, Morrisons and Asda in Blyth, along with so many individuals have donated easter eggs to replace those lost from both our raffle and our easter egg hunt, we have had an incredibly generous donation from the Geordie Pauper Rally Club to help cover the cost of repairs, and so many kind donations from people via the justgiving page, which will be used to improve security around the buildings.
The police have been so supportive, as well as the local press and radio, not to mention the thousands of shares and tweets from people showing their support via social media.
Please keep sharing our posts, we are desperate to get the pocketwatch back where it belongs, on display for everyone to enjoy


Blyth Battery operates as a Military and Local Heritage museum. It boasts unique World War One and Two Coastal Defence buildings. The Battery displays exhibits (many donated by local people) with in several themed rooms and is operated by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers from both Blyth and the surrounding area.

Entry is free so our museum is ideal for a regular browse or special one off visit. For more information such as opening times and location click the VISITING button at the top of this page. We also offer educational visits for schools and groups, click above for more information.

We have five main exhibit areas

The Magazine - Our main museum area with displays of ammunition and weapons, plus a look at the history of Blyth Battery

The Shelter Building; you can browse through our many reference books and research material while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee from our tea shop.

The WW1 Battery Observation Post; the former Battery command post contains a 1940s "Home front" living room.

The WW2 Battery Observation Post; you'll find a re-creation of the BOP in the Second World War with a full crew of six officers and men with associated equipment.
plus see our recreated WW1 trench built in the downstairs radio control room

The North Coastal Artillery Searchlight; has an original WW2 searchlight and associated equipment used by the troops posted there throughout the war.

Guided Tours are usually available on request

Where to find us.

Blyth Battery is situated on the beach at Blyth Northumberland. The links, South Beach, Blyth, Northumberland NE24 3PQ

blyth battery


Defending our port