Men's shed

Our response to

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

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.


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.

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!

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.

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. 

Men's shed in Middlesbrough

We run for three hours a day, Monday to Friday, 10am. until 1pm. Why not get involved?
426 Marton Road, TS4 2PT

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 their support in making our Men's Shed possible!

Proud to be members of the  reuse network and Community RePaint

There's many ways for you to get involved.
Donate unwanted itemsVolunteer for usShop with us
Help us to continue supporting the vulnerable in our community, Even the smallest amount can make a big difference.
Make a cash donation
01642 608791
Contact Us
Frade, Registered charity number 1020725, Registered waste carrier 19586, Company limited by guarantee number 2797811