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.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

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 / Heritage Railways

Tanfield Railway 2020

Standard gauge railway runs for three miles from Marley Hill to Causey Arch Countryside Park. Oldest existing railway in the world, having first opened in 1725. Forty locomotives and interesting collection of non bogie carriages.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Marley Hill Station Old Marley Hill Gateshead Tyne & Wear NE16 5ET

  • 07508 092 365
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Open days

Every Sun & BHol. Easter Weekend. Also 19-20 Jun, Wed 22 Jul-Aug, 26 Sep, 10, 31 Oct. Santas in Dec.


By Bus: X30, X31

By Rail: Dunston / 5 miles

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