Tanfield Railway - The World's Oldest Railway

Tanfield Railway
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Step aboard the world famous Tanfield Railway, a great day out for all the family. Join us for an unforgettable journey on a vintage steam train with unique Victorian carriages and lovingly restored locomotives, for a six mile round trip through beautiful rolling countryside and a spectacular wooded valley.

Venue Type:

Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Steam trains run every Sunday and Bank Holiday throughout the year, plus Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays through the School six week holidays. Trains run from 10.30am - 3.30pm through the Summer and 10.30am - 3.00pm in Winter. Marley Hill Engine Shed is open every day 10am - 3pm.

Admission charges

Entry to the site is free. Tickets to ride the trains cost - Family £23 (2 adults & 2 children), Adults £9, Child £5, Senior Citizen £6, Under 5s travel FREE. Full line return tickets allow unlimited travel all day.

Getting there

The railway is situated between Gateshead and Stanley, west of the A1. Marley Hill Engine Shed, Andrews House and Causey Arch stations are located just off the A6076 Stanley - Sunniside road. East Tanfield station is on the road linking the A6076 with Tanfield village. Approach from Chester-le-Street and A1(M) is via the A693 Stanley road and from Tyneside and A1 on the A692 Consett road.

Collection details

Archives, Land Transport

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Lindisfarne playing live music - join them and the Lake Poets at Music at Marley Hill, Tanfield Railway, Gateshead for Museums at Night, 20th May 2017

Music at Marley Hill

  • 20 May 2017 7-11pm

Enjoy a special evening with LINDISFARNE and The Lake Poets at the World's oldest railway for Music at Marley Hill, Saturday 20th May 2017, 7pm!

Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers LINDISFARNE, a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none, LINDISFARNE’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along.

The Lake Poets, aka Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland joins us for the fourth year in a row. Inspired by artists such as Elvis Perkins, Carole King, Villagers, Feist, Van Morrison, Fionn Regan, John Martyn, Wilco, Damien Rice, Bright Eyes, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Described as ‘Quietly Devastating’, ‘Accomplished and Intelligent and 'Spellbinding and Heart-breaking, Martin’s music regularly silences audiences and turns heads. Lead single 'Your Face’ has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well steady daytime airplay on BBC Radio 2, Radio X, and BBC 6 Music.

Music at Marley Hill is sponsored by the Stables Brewery, Beamish Hall and is in association with the nationwide celebration Museums at Night. From 7.00pm on Saturday 20th May be entertained by the amazing LINDISFARNE and special guests as they take centre stage for one night only at the World’s Oldest Railway, situated within Marley Hill Carriage Shed, surrounded by vintage railway rolling stock - a truly unique venue!

Real Ale bar and hot food available.

Tickets are £25.00 per person purchased online. No tickets will be available on the door.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25 per person

Website

http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk/index.php?page=music-at-marley-hill

Getting there

The railway is situated between Gateshead and Stanley, west of the A1. Marley Hill Engine Shed, Andrews House and Causey Arch stations are located just off the A6076 Stanley - Sunniside road. East Tanfield station is on the road linking the A6076 with Tanfield village. Approach from Chester-le-Street and A1(M) is via the A693 Stanley road and from Tyneside and A1 on the A692 Consett road.

Tanfield Railway - The World's Oldest Railway
Marley Hill Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE16 5ET
England

Website

www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

E-mail

General Enquiries

info@tanfield-railway.co.uk

Telephone

General Enquiries

0845 463 4938

Fax

0191 387 4784

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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