North Shields' Leading Funeral Directors

Find out why you should choose Turnbull

Why choose Turnbulls?

  • Independent, family owned company
  • Based in the heart of North Shields
  • Free advice on legal and administration processes
  • More than 200 years of funeral care
  • Available 24/7
  • Personal service
  • Serving all religious faiths
  • Non-religious service also available

Pre Paid Plans

The loss of a loved one is an emotional and stressful time. A funeral can also create an unexpected and inconvenient cost. With this in mind, many people choose to look ahead and with a pre-paid funeral plan.

Find out more about pre paid plans


Funeral care has been in our family since the 18th century. It was in 1790, when the founder of the business, John Turnbull, began work as a cabinetmaker and undertaker on the quayside at North Shields.

Find out more about the history of Turnbulls

Step-by-Step Funeral Guide

An important part of the grieving process is to be able to give your loved one the funeral that they would have wished for. We can help you to take all the right steps to arrange a funeral that is fitting for your loved one.

Find out more about our step-by-step funeral guide
Turnbull Bird

When a loved one passes away, you need to be able to trust that the funeral directors will look after the proceedings with professionalism, respect and sensitivity. For more than 200 years, the community of North Shields has been putting their trust in E Turnbull & Son Ltd.

The independent, family-run funeral directors offer complete peace of mind at a time when you need it most. Our utmost care and attention is focused on helping you to cope with the grief of losing a loved one and making sure that they are laid to rest in a way that befits their – or your – wishes. Our comprehensive funeral services offer legal and procedural advice and guidance, as well as the full range of funeral requirements and arrangements. You can be assured that Turnbulls will be with you every step of the way. We also provide pre-paid funeral plans so that customers can look after the future.

To find out more or for a friendly, no commitment chat with our experienced and friendly staff, please call us directly on 0191 257 1201 or email [email protected]

Over five generations of funeral care in North Shields we have gained the knowledge and understanding required to guide and care for each customer through the complete funeral process.