North East

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Newbiggin Maritime Centre

Church Point, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland, NE64 6DB.
Tel: 01670 811 951.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Celebrates the rich maritime heritage of a historic fishing village and Northumberland's coastline. Discover life in a historic fishing village. Discover…

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National Museum Royal Navy Hartlepool

Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS24 0XZ.
Tel: 01429 860 077.

  • Car Park
  • Full disabled access

Historic ships HMS ‘Trincomalee’ and PS ‘Wingfield Castle’ (one of the two Humber ferries) in historic quay setting. A variety of locally built…

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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

North Bridge Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 1AP.
Tel: 0191 567 7075.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The museum is housed in an outstanding Grade 2* Listed 1840s station building commissioned by the famous railway entrepreneur George Hudson. The magnificent…

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Saltburn’s Inclined Tramway

Marine Parade, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Tees Valley, TS12 1DP.
Tel: 01287 622 528.

  • Full disabled access

Opened in 1884, this is the oldest water balanced cliff lift in Britain. 120ft lift on 207ft track.

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Souter Lighthouse & The Leas

Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 7NH.
Tel: 0191 529 3161.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

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…

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Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, NE26 4QR.
Tel: 0191 237 9100.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Collection of horse-drawn carriages and agricultural wagons displayed in the coach house.

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Stephenson Railway Museum

Stephenson Railway Museum

Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 8DX.
Tel: 0191 200 7146.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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…

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Tees Cottage Pumping Station

Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Durham, DL3 8TF.
Tel: 07885 242 411.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Illustrates the history of water supply, featuring a Teesdale compound rotative beam engine and Hornsby gas engine preserved in a waterworks dating from…

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Tees Transporter Bridge

Ferry Road, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley, TS2 1PL.
Tel: 01642 727 265.

  • Car Park
  • Full disabled access

It has been the area's landmark since opening in 1911. It is the longest working transporter bridge in the world and an iconic symbol of Teesside's engineering…

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The Heritage Centre

Station Yard, Woodburn Road, Bellingham, Northumberland, NE48 2DG.
Tel: 01434 220 050.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Collection of artefacts, photographs and models relating to the Border Counties Railway (submerged under Kielder Water). Recreated 1920s photographer’s…

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Crossing the River Wear at Broadwood

Weardale Railway

Stanhope Station, Stanhope, Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL13 2YS.
Tel: 01388 526 203.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Heritage line from Stanhope through three intermediate stations to Bishop Auckland using steam and heritage diesel traction. The first UK railway to host…

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Killhope

Nr Cowshill, Upper Weardale, Durham, DL13 1AR.
Tel: 01388 537 505.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The most complete site in Britain restored as an interpretive museum of the lead mining industry. 34ft diameter overshot working waterwheel. Park level…

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