steam rallies and events

Events 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.

Steam Rallies and Events in December 2018

Sat 15th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa at The Station

Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum
Station Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 6ST.
Tel: 01325 405 060 .

Meet Santa in our magical grotto and receive a Christmas present, entertainment includes mini train ride, arts and crafts. Please telephone the museum…

Miniature Railway / Santa

Sat 15th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Heatherslaw Light Railway
Ford Forge, Heatherslaw, Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TJ.
Tel: 01890 820 244 .

Visit website for more details and booking.

Railways / Santa

Sun 16th Dec 2018: Christmas Market

Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre
Nr Heatherslaw, Ford, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4TR.

The Centre opens specially for the Christmas Market. The whole place is transformed ready to welcome Santa before he leaves mid afternoon with Merlin pulling…

Country Fayre / Heavy Horses / Santa

Steam Rallies and Events in April 2019

Thu 11th - Sun 14th Apr 2019: Great North Steam Fair

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

This fantastic four-day event is set to feature a whole host of road vehicles, engines and trains from the period up to 1918 in spectacular action around…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Fire Appliances / Industrial / Military / Motorbikes / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Fri 19th - Mon 22nd Apr 2019: Easter Steaming Weekend & Classic Car Show (Sun)

Ryhope Engines Museum
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 0ND.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

Classic Cars on Easter Sunday only.

Classic Cars / Stationary Steam

Sun 21st - Mon 22nd Apr 2019: Steaming Open Days

Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8TF.

Open at 11am, last entry 4pm.

Stationary Steam

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Apr 2019: Horses at Work

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

This fascinating and exciting event showcases some of the most impressive horses and horse-drawn vehicles ever seen at Beamish! See magnificent horses…

Heavy Horses / Industrial / Open Day

Steam Rallies and Events in May 2019

Sun 5th - Mon 6th May 2019: May Day Celebrations

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

Classic Cars / Industrial / Open Day

Sat 11th - Sun 12th May 2019: Steaming Open Days

Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8TF.

Open at 11am, last entry 4pm.

Stationary Steam

Sat 25th - Mon 27th May 2019: Steaming Weekend

Ryhope Engines Museum
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 0ND.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

See the giant beam engines working under steam power for FREE.

Stationary Steam

Steam Rallies and Events in June 2019

Sun 2nd Jun 2019: HCVS Tyne Tees Run – Stockton to South Shields

Display: Gypsies Green Stadium, The Seafront, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, .
Tel: 01388 814 532.

Commercial Vehicles / Military / Models

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Jun 2019: Truckfest North East

Wolsingham Showground, Wolsingham, Bishops Auckland, Co. Durham, DL13 3JF.
Tel: 01775 768 661.

New Venue

Commercial Vehicles

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Jun 2019: Steaming Open Days

Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8TF.

Open at 11am, last entry 4pm.

Stationary Steam

Sun 23rd Jun 2019: North East Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield, Co. Durham, TS21 2EH.
Tel: 01484 667 776.

Classic Cars / Motorbikes

Wed 26th - Sun 30th Jun 2019: Old King Coal

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

Follow the parade of miners banners through the pit village, take a trip down the mine or sit back and enjoy the sound of the brass bands.

Industrial / Open Day

Steam Rallies and Events in July 2019

Thu 11th - Sun 14th Jul 2019: Festival of 50s

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

Be transported back to the days of Teddy boys, Pathé News and petticoats and dig out your 50s finery and rock 'n' roll along to this fabulous…

Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Industrial / Motorbikes / Open Day

Fri 26th - Sun 28th Jul 2019: Sunderland International Airshow

Roker and Seaburn Seafront, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 9NS.

Aircraft

Steam Rallies and Events in August 2019

Sat 24th - Mon 26th Aug 2019: Steaming Weekend & Military Vehicle Show

Ryhope Engines Museum
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 0ND.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

See the giant beam engines working under steam power. Car parking and admission FREE! Military Vehicle Show on 25th-26th August only.

Military / Stationary Steam

Steam Rallies and Events in September 2019

Sat 14th - Sun 15th Sep 2019: Heritage Open Days Steaming Weekend

Ryhope Engines Museum
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 0ND.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

FREE entry and car parking.

Stationary Steam

Sat 14th - Sun 15th Sep 2019: Steaming Open Days

Tees Cottage Pumping Station
Coniscliffe Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL3 8TF.

Open at 11am, last entry 4pm.

Stationary Steam

Steam Rallies and Events in October 2019

Sat 26th - Sun 27th Oct 2019: Blackberry Week Steaming Weekend & Classic Car Show (Sun)

Ryhope Engines Museum
Waterworks Road, Ryhope, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 0ND.
Tel: 0191 521 0235.

Clssic Car Show on Sunday only.

Classic Cars / Stationary Steam

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