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

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Microphone and guitar on a steam locomotive - Music at Marley Hill

Music at Marley Hill

  • 16 May 2015 6:30-10pm

Enjoy a whole host of fascinating local live music at this unique event as Marley Hill Carriage Shed transforms into a music evening to remember!

We look forward to the second year of the amazing Music at Marley Hill in association with the nationwide celebration Museums at Night. From 6.30pm on Saturday 16th May be entertained by top local musicians The Lake Poets, Lilliput, Cohesion and YUMA as they take centre stage for one night only at the World’s Oldest Railway.

Tickets are £7.50 per head, our Real Ale bar and refreshments will be available.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£7.50 per person

Website

http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk/music.php

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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