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Attend our Men's Shed in Middlesbrough. everyone is welcome and there's no need to book. Just come along!


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How it all began

Ageing Better Middlesbrough approached us because they wanted a place where men could go to socialise, learn new skills and get involved with carpentry, furniture restoration and painting! The aim is to get men out of the house and mixing with people that share the same interests. No one should be stuck at home feeling lonely and socially excluded. Ageing Better thought we would make the perfect partner.

Naturally we loved the idea and with their help we cleared a large storage area at the rear of our Marton Road shop and employed a sessional worker who was already a volunteer at the store.

What we do


Making old stuff new again

We take broken items of furniture and restore them to their original function. If this is not possible then we may turn them in to something new!

We've got wood

We use the wood we have salvaged to create saleable items to allow our shed to remain open. Things like bird boxes and display cabinets or even shop signs. 

We love fabric!

We use it to add some finishing touches to our handy-work, be that re-upholstering dining chairs or adding some comfort to a blanket box we just created.

The finishing touches

We make old stuff look new again. Sometimes they only need a lick of paint, a coat of wax or maybe just a good old rub down with some sand paper.

Do you want to get involved?

you feel isolated?
you miss regular interaction with like minded people?
you like to share your knowledge with others?

If you answer yes to any or all of these then our Men’s Shed project is for you!

We run for three hours a day, Monday to Friday, 10am. until 1pm.

call in at your...

Men's shed in Middlesbrough

426 Marton Road, TS4 2PT

and ask for Shaun

Supported by

We would like to express our deepest thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, the National Lottery players and the Department of Culture Media and Sport for all your support in making this possible!



Thank you!

Thank you for supporting our work!

Households supported across the Tees Valley.
Tonnes of household items diverted from landfill.
Hours volunteered last year.
Frade, Registered charity number 1020725, Registered waste carrier 19586, Company limited by guarantee number 2797811
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