A busy mining colliery with a unique rope worked railway system, built to carry coal from its own pit at Springwell. A scheduled Ancient Monument and the only preserved standard gauge rope-hauled railway in the world. With an assortment of locos, wagons, coal mining tools and fine examples of mid-19th century workshops, many with their original machinery.


Address: Springwell Road Springwell Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE9 7QJ

  • Telephone: 07850 916 484
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Website: View website

Open Days & Times

Guided Tours: Tue, Thu 1100 or 1300. Visit website for more details and advance booking.


  • By Bus: 56
  • By Rail: Newcastle upon Tyne / 5 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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