The National Trust
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Tyne and Wear
This was the first lighthouse designed to be powered by electrical generators (1871).
Description of Tower: Conical white tower with central horizontal red band and red lantern.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1871
Date Present Tower Built: 1871
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.
Open To Public? Yes.
There is a tea room and museum at the lighthouse. Open from March 31 - October 31, daily except Fridays, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm, last entry at 4.30 pm.
By bus, Stagecoach Sunderland - South Shields, passes Sunderland railway station and South Shields Metro station.