Edwardian Water Safety

Wed 26th - Fri 28th Jul

Here at the museum, we’ve been working with the Blyth Lifeguard & Swimming Club to learn more about how Victorians and Edwardians developed Water Safety and Drowning Prevention techniques and their development through to the present day.  William Henry founded the Royal Life Saving Society in London in 1891 in response to hundreds of unnecessary drownings in the UK.

Call in at Hetton Silver Band Hall in The Pit Village to hear about the equipment that was used for water safety in years gone by.  Alongside the fascinating historic information, the talks and demonstrations will show modern water safety measures which are useful for educating children during the 6 week school holidays. Each talk and demonstration lasts approximately 30 minutes, with times shown on a chalk board in The Pit Village.

As with all daytime events, you can use your Unlimited Pass!