About Us

Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust (TWBPT) was established in 1979 to preserve the architectural heritage of Tyne and Wear through the repair, conservation and regeneration of our historic buildings and structures. 

Today we work in close collaboration with communities, funders, volunteers and end users across all five Local Authority areas in the Tyne and Wear region to rescue, restore and safeguard buildings and structures under threat. Our work has evolved considerably in recent years and we work to achieve strong social and environmental aims through our core ethos of Heritage Better Managed. 

In March 2021, we moved from Alderman Fenwick's House, one of our restoration projects, to John Marley Lodge (formerly known as the Old Caretaker's House) at the John Marley Centre, Muscott Grove in Scotswood.

Support Us

You can support us by becoming a member of the trust.  Membership costs just £24 per year.  The future of the Trust depends on a strong membership base to ensure our work is integrated within the community where we operate.

Membership of the Trust will help to strengthen our charitable credentials and will provide you with the knowledge that you are helping to make a difference to heritage in Tyne & Wear.

To find out more please click 'SUPPORT US'

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The Buildings

28/30 The Close, Quayside, Newcastle

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The Old Low Light, Fish Quay, North Shields

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Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall

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Blackfell Hauler House, Bowes Railway

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Binns, Sunderland

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Bottle Kilns, Corbridge, Northumberland

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St Hilda's Pit Head, South Shields

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John Marley Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Cattle Market, Hexham

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All Saints Church, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle

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Get Involved

The Trust offers lots of opportunities for you to indulge your interest in the rescue of historic buildings while strengthening our charitable status and making a vital contribution to the heritage of Tyne and Wear.

We have a very popular Working Members' scheme, where you can enjoy all the benefits of membership while also getting involved in all aspects of our work, from guiding tours to custodianship, wherever your skills and interests lie.

Our members enjoy exclusive tours, talks, a regular newsletter, and the opportunity to spend time enjoying shared interests and socialising with like minded people from all walks of life.  

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We always like to hear from people with an interest in historic buildings who want to find out more about our work and our projects.

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