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Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

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Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Railways / Railway Museum

Stephenson Railway Museum

Stephenson Railway Museum
Stephenson Railway Museum

Relive the glorious days of the steam railway at the museum. It's home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous 'Rocket', and many other engines from the great age of steam. Also one end of the two mile North Tyneside Steam Railway.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Operator

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Address

Middle Engine Lane North Shields Tyne & Wear NE29 8DX

  • 0191 200 7146
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  • View website

Open days

Reopens 4 Apr. Contact attraction to confirm open days/times.

Travel

By Bus: R19, 337, 310

By Rail: Northumberland Park or Percy Main (Metro) / 1.5 miles

Relive the glorious days of the steam railway at the museum which is home to George Stephenson's Billy, a forerunner of the world- famous Rocket. He is joined by many other engines from the great age of steam including Jackie Milburn, named after the Newcastle United legend.

Discover how trains work with interactive exhibitions and learn about the impact of coal and electricity on ordinary people's lives.
 

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