Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Monkwearmouth Station Museum
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This splendid Victorian railway station recreates a sense of rail travel in the past. Explore the ticket office as it would have looked in Victorian times, see the guard's van and goods wagon in the railway sidings and watch today's trains zoom past the Platform Gallery. The Children's Gallery has a range of toys, books and dressing up clothes. Special temporary exhibitions can be seen throughout the year and regular activity sessions are also held.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

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Opening hours

10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday
2pm to 5pm Sunday

Admission charges

Admission is free

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

The collections at Monkwearmouth all relate to transport. They include the contents of the 1866 booking office and rolling stock such as guard's and goods waggon, in the sidings. There is a collection of printed material, photographs and models relating to railways, particularly those in Tyne & Wear. Sunderland Corporation Transport is also represented, and there is a significant collection of bicycles.

Collection details

Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
miners underground

The art of Mining

  • 21 March — 1 November 2015 *on now

The Great Northern Coalfield of Durham and Northumberland once had over 400 collieries and directly employed about 250,000 people, their working lives are now rapidly becoming no more than a memory. In the 20th Century, artist collectives like the Ashington Group and Spennymoor Settlement, provided opportunities for the ordinary miner to express himself and from these have sprung popular 'Pitmen Painters'such as Tom McGuinness and Norman Cornish. This exhibition continues the tradition with works by five artists whose paintings and drawings are inspired by the miners, collieries and communities of the North East.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Monkwearmouth Station Museum
North Bridge Street
Tyne and Wear




0191 567 7075


0191 553 7828

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