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.

Frosterley Marble

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

Other Sites of Interest / Mines / Open Access

Washington ‘F’ Pit Museum

Albany Way, Washington, Tyne & Wear, .

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Heatherslaw Corn Mill

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Souter Lighthouse & The Leas

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

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Country Life

Beamish Museum

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Chain Bridge Honey Farm

Horncliffe, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Road

Tees Cottage Pumping Station

Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, .

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Stationary Steam

The Heritage Centre

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Path Head Water Mill

Summerhill, Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne & Wear, .

  • Refreshments

Other Sites of Interest / Wind/Water MIll

Lakeshore Railroad

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

  • Refreshments

Railways / Miniature Railways

Heatherslaw Light Railway

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Miniature Railways

National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool

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

Transport / Maritime

Zetland Lifeboat Museum & Redcar Heritage Centre

The Esplanade, Redcar, Cleveland, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Transport / Maritime

Wylam Railway Museum

Falcon Centre, Falcon Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland, .

  • Souvenir Shop

Railways / Railway Museum

Woodhorn

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Mines

Tanfield Railway

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

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

Other Sites of Interest / Museums & Steam Centres

Tees Transporter Bridge

Ferry Road, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, .

Transport / Road

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