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Blyth Battery

Blyth Battery is now closed for the winter and will re-open on Saturday 6th April 2019

We will open for schools and groups on a weekday or evening by prior arrangement


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

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Defending our port