Albany Way, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE37 1BJ.
Step back in time and remember the region's coal mining heritage. See the impressive winding engine which once took pit men to the coalface and brought…
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.
Nr Heatherslaw, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TR.
The farm is set in a beautiful part of North Northumberland with breathtaking views as far as the Eildon Hills. Learn about the history of the heavy horse…
Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ.
On the banks of the River Till, this is the only working watermill in Northumberland. Powered by a 16ft waterwheel, with history of over 700 years of milling…
Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 7NH.
Hooped in red & white and standing proud on the coastline midway between the Tyne and the Wear. Souter was the first lighthouse in the world designed and…
Lionheart Station, Lionheart Enterprise Park, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2EZ.
The project is an ambitious plan to reopen the branch line from Alnmouth to Alnwick, the old county town of Northumberland and the ancestral home of the…
Dale Road Industrial Estate,
Tel: 01904 685 780.
70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection. Discover more about Shildon's role as the world's first railway town and the life of railway…
Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 3RH.
Nestled alongside the River Tees, Preston Hall, a former Georgian gentleman’s residence and former home of industrial magnate Robert Ropner, houses a…
Tel: 0191 370 4000.
Experience a real sense of your past at Beamish, and discover what life was like in North East England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times.
Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, NE64 6DB.
Celebrates the rich maritime heritage of a historic fishing village and Northumberland's coastline. Discover life in a historic fishing village. Discover…
Horncliffe, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2XT.
An extensive collection of vintage vehicles, from Caterpillars to rare Lanz Bulldog tractors and a restored ERF lorry. In the summer, visitors can take…
Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8TF.
Illustrates the history of water supply, featuring a Teesdale compound rotative beam engine and Hornsby gas engine preserved in a waterworks dating from…
Tel: 01434 220 050.
Collection of artefacts, photographs and models relating to the Border Counties Railway (submerged under Kielder Water). Recreated 1920s photographer’s…
Tel: 01890 820 317.
15in. gauge steam operated railway running for 2.25 miles along the banks of the River Till to Etal Castle, giving stunning views of the Northumberland…
Tel: 01429 860 077.
Historic ships HMS ‘Trincomalee’ and PS ‘Wingfield Castle’ (one of the two Humber ferries) in historic quay setting. A variety of locally built…
The Esplanade, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 3AH.
The Zetland is the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world and is listed within the National Historic Ship Register as part of the Nations Historic Fleet…
Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8EE.
Displays focus on the importance of Wylam and its several local railway pioneers, including George Stephenson, Timothy Hackworth and William Hedley, whose…
Northumberland Museum & Archives,
Queen Elizabeth II Country Park,
Tel: 01670 624 455.
Original pit buildings now house interpretive displays showing the development of coal mining and what life was like for the miners and their families.…
Marley Hill Station,
Old Marley Hill,
Tyne & Wear,
Tel: 07508 092 365.
Standard gauge railway runs for three miles from Marley Hill to Causey Arch Countryside Park. Oldest existing railway in the world, having first opened…
Old Washington Road,
Tyne & Wear,
Tel: 0191 519 0662.
Two museums together: The North East Aircraft Museum which has over 30 aircraft including an Avro Vulcan bomber and a Lightning fighter. Extensive collection…