Coronavirus

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

Attractions in North East

There's a bit less to choose from in the North East but lack of quantity is made up for by quality. This is the birthplace of railways and the Stephensons and there's a lot to see including the exciting Locomotion museum at Shildon. Here too is the unique Bowes Railway, which must have been frightening when in regular operation. Pumping stations and mining museums add to the variety.

The Steam Heritage Guide includes contact details, opening times and description of preservation and heritage attractions across the North East including Cleveland, Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear.

Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre 2020

Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon-on-Tyne , Tyne & Wear, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Industrial

Frosterley Marble 2020

Frosterley Railway Station, Stanhope, Nr Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, .

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre 2020

Nr Heatherslaw, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Heatherslaw Corn Mill 2020

Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Souter Lighthouse & The Leas 2020

Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, .

  • Refreshments

Transport / Maritime

Aln Valley Railway

Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

Locomotion 2020

Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, .
Tel: 01904 685 780.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Preston Park Museum & Grounds 2020

Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Beamish Museum 2020

Beamish, Nr Stanley, Co. Durham, .
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Newbiggin Maritime Centre 2020

Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Chain Bridge Honey Farm Visitor Centre 2020

Horncliffe, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Road

Tees Cottage Pumping Station 2020

Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

The Heritage Centre Bellingham 2020

Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, Northumberland, .
Tel: 01434 220 050.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Path Head Water Mill 2020

Summerhill, Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne & Wear, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Lakeshore Railroad 2020

South Marine Park, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, .
Tel: 07745 350 983.

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Heatherslaw Light Railway 2020

Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, .
Tel: 01890 820 317.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool 2020

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, Cleveland, .
Tel: 01429 860 077.

Transport / Maritime

Zetland Lifeboat Museum & Redcar Heritage Centre 2020

60 The Esplanade, Redcar, Cleveland, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Wylam Railway Museum 2020

Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Woodhorn Museum 2020

Queen Elizabeth II Country Park, Ashington, Northumberland, .
Tel: 01670 624 455.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Tanfield Railway 2020

Marley Hill Station, Old Marley Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, .
Tel: 07508 092 365.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Heritage Railways

Saltburn’s Inclined Tramway

Lower Promenade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Tees Valley, .

Railways / Cliff Railway

North East Land, Sea & Air Museums 2020

Old Washington Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, .
Tel: 0191 519 0662.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Killhope 2020

Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Co. Durham, .
Tel: 01388 537 505.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

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From the Steam Heritage Shop

August 2019

  • On the Line to Devil’s Bridge
  • Moving forward – preservation in Aberdeen
  • Party Time at Hollycombe
  • Ellan Vannin Revisited
  • Heading East via West Bay
  • Rebuilding the Rochefort ‘Pont Transbordeur’

£4.50

The Sentinel Steam Waggons of Shrewsbury

Celebrating the 2015 100th anniversary of the start of Sentinel steam waggon production in Shrewsbury.

£19.00

Regular Price: £24.00

Steam at the Furrow

Steam ploughing at its best!

£12.00

February 2019

  • Off To See The Mayor
  • Dunstable Diamonds
  • Manx Electric Railway 125 – Part 2
  • Getting A Sweet Tooth – Barbados steam-powered sugar factories
  • Boxing Day Bash – steam gathering at Horsham
  • The ‘Tranny’

£4.50

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