George Stephenson's Birthplace - National Trust

George Stephenson's Birthplace - National Trust
Street House
NE41 8BP

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014




01661 853 457


01661 843276

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South Front of George Stephenson's Birthplace, Wylam, with old waggonway in front
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Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer:
* Northumbria's smallest National Trust property
* Furnished to reflect domestic living in 1781, the year Stevenson was born here
* White stone miners cottage
* Picturesque riverside path along the old Wylam Colliery wagon-way

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

£1.50, child 50p


  • National Trust

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Personalities, Land Transport

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Heritage Open Days 2014: George Stephenson's Birthplace

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

Discover the humble birthplace of great railway pioneer, George Stephenson, whose entire family lived in just one room. Our costumed guide tells the story of how challenging life was for mining families, like George’s, that once crammed into this now charming little stone cottage, nestled in a pretty garden near the river Tyne.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.