Stephenson Railway Museum - Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Stephenson Railway Museum - Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
Stephenson Railway Museum
Middle Engine Lane
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 8DX
England

Website

www.twmuseums.org.uk/stephenson

E-mail

info@twmuseums.org.uk

Telephone

(0191) 200 7146

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Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields.

The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket, and many other engines from the great age of steam including 'Jackie Milburn', named after the Newcastle United legend.

Rides on a real steam train can be taken and the story of coal and electricity's impact on ordinary people's lives can be discovered. Many fun activities for all ages are also held alongside temporary exhibitions.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Open: Saturday 14 February 2015 - Sunday 22 February 2015, 11am - 4pm.

Open: Friday 3 April 2015 - 1 November 2015, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, and seven days a week during school holidays, 11am - 4pm.

Admission charges

Free entry

Getting there

By Public Transport

The nearest Metro station is Percy Main which is one and a half miles away from the museum. If travelling from Percy Main, please take the number R19 bus. If travelling from Wallsend, please take the number 80 bus.

For more information on public transport telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit the traveline website.

By Car

There is free parking at the museum.

The museum is well signposted from the A19/A1058 junction and is behind the Silverlink Retail Park, adjacent to the Blyth & Tyne cycle route.

This museum has a Designated Collection of national importance.

The Museum has historic railway exhibits from the early days of the steam railway right up to the present day, for example:

The early locomotive Billy, built in Newcastle around 1826 for hauling coal.
Steam and diesel locomotives used on Tyneside and elsewhere from the 1880s until the 1980s.
An electrically-powered parcels van of 1904 from the pioneering Tyneside suburban electric railway system, and an electric locomotive built in 1909 for a colliery line.
A fleet of passenger coaches from the 1950s

Collection details

Land Transport

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection

Getting there

By Public Transport

The nearest Metro station is Percy Main which is one and a half miles away from the museum. If travelling from Percy Main, please take the number R19 bus. If travelling from Wallsend, please take the number 80 bus.

For more information on public transport telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit the traveline website.

By Car

There is free parking at the museum.

The museum is well signposted from the A19/A1058 junction and is behind the Silverlink Retail Park, adjacent to the Blyth & Tyne cycle route.

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