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Heritage Open Days - The Tyne Pilots of South Shields

Pilots guide the ships safely into harbour. Look at some of the buildings that were important in their work and social lives and walk where the pilots lived and worked, see how much of their proud maritime heritage is still in evidence today.

The walk is approximately 1.5 hours.

Meet at South Shields Transport Interchange. The walk will finish at the Tyne Lifeboat.


  • Friday 10 September, 10.30am
  • Monday 13 September, 5pm
  • Saturday 18 September, 2pm  

Booking details

Pre-booking is required. To book, contact the Visitor Information Centre at The Word by calling 0191 424 7788 or emailing 

You must follow any covid safety measures in place at the time of this event. Please check with the venue/organiser before you travel in case any details have changed.

What is Heritage Open Days?

Heritage Open Days is a national event that sees buildings of every age, style and function open their doors to the public. This year it takes place 10-19 September.

For a list of Heritage Open Days in South Tyneside view the Heritage Open Days events calendar.

For more information about Heritage Open Days visit Heritage Open Days

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