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Bunty at Heatherslaw Station.

Heatherslaw Light Railway

Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ.
Tel: 01890 820 317.

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

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…

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Heatherslaw Corn Mill

Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ.
Tel: 01890 820 488.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

On the banks of the River Till, this is the only working water mill in Northumberland. Powered by a 16ft waterwheel, there is a history of over 700 years…

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Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre

Nr Heatherslaw, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TR.
Tel: 01890 820 601.

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

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…

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Adiela waits to depart as Mountaineer returns to the station with another load of happy passengers

Lakeshore Railroad

South Marine Park, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 2NN.
Tel: 07745 350 983.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments

9½in. gauge 550 yards long. Two steam locomotives (North American 4-6-2 and South American 2-6-2). One i/c loco.

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Locomotion No. 1 (on loan from NRM)

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum

Station Road, Darlington, Durham, DL3 6ST.
Tel: 01325 405 060.

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

Exhibits include Stephenson’s ‘Locomotion No.1’ built for the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and ‘Derwent’, the earliest surviving…

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George Stephenson’s Birthplace

Stephenson's Cottage, Nr Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8BP.
Tel: 01207 541 820.

  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Birthplace of the world famous railway engineer, the c.1760 small stone miner’s cottage is furnished to reflect the year of his birth, 1781.

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Cragside

Rothbury, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE65 7PX.
Tel: 01669 620 333.

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

First house in the world to be lit by water-powered electricity. Also had central heating, telephones and a passenger lift in the 1880s.

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Bowes Railway

Springwell Road, Springwell , Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7QJ.
Tel: 01914 161 847.

  • Car Park
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Opened in 1826, now a scheduled Ancient Monument and the only preserved SG rope hauled railway in the world. Has a large collection of non-BR stock and…

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Steam Train

Beamish Museum

Beamish, Nr Stanley, Durham, DH9 0RG.
Tel: 0191 370 4000.

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

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.

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Discovery Museum

Blandford Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4JA.
Tel: 0191 232 6789.

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

The centre piece of this large and wide ranging museum is ‘Turbinia’ the first vessel in the world powered by steam turbines. Three floors of displays…

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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Deepdale, Mill Lane, Skinningrove, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 4AP.
Tel: 01287 642 877.

  • Car Park
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Situated in the buildings of Loftus Ironstone Mine. Guided tours around museum and underground. Wheelchairs available.

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Chain Bridge Honey Farm

Horncliffe, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2XT.
Tel: 01289 382 362.

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

An extensive collection of vintage vehicles, from Caterpillars to rare Lanz Bulldog tractors and a restored ERF lorry. In the summer, visitors can take…

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