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A relatively small museum with a couple of activities for the kids in there. It was free so great... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
toes1965
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Great little visit

Came here while it was heritage open day and we never knew it was here until now. This is a very... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Holiday-Lady25
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum! 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. A programme of free events...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a free museum it’s a bargain. It’s a small museum but well worth spending half an hour looking round. Went Sunday so had a steam train ride, good value, good fun. I’ll be going back! 👍🏼

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your 5 star review. We're delighted you had a great time and hope to welcome you back to the museum very soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

A relatively small museum with a couple of activities for the kids in there. It was free so great value. We pod to ride the steam train which my five year old loved. Carriages were very clean and the rattle and rockin was very relaxing.

Thank toes1965
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you all had a great time and hope to welcome you back to the museum very soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Came here while it was heritage open day and we never knew it was here until now. This is a very nice small museum with plenty to see and do. We really enjoyed the steak train ride as well. Definitely worth a visit with small...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you all had a great time and hope to welcome you back to the museum very soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This small museum has expanded over the years, but don't be put off by entering what looks like a trading estate. Lots of interesting locomotives and artifacts inside including one of the Tyne & Wear Metro mock cabs and much more. Knowledgeable and very friendly...More

Thank Ken J
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you all had a great time and hope to welcome you back to the museum very soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Excellent small museum full of info about George Stephenson. There is a heritage railway which offers rides on the train hauled by a restored steam engine. One ticket allows you to go up and down the line as many times as you like! There is...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're delighted you all had a great time and hope to welcome you back to the museum very soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Interesting little museum, good atmosphere and helpful and enthusiastic volunteers.. Nice spacious car park and a basic but somehow endearing little cafe, perhaps because they know what they've got and are not pretending to be something they are not, good on them ! This friendly...More

Thank Phil R
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back to the museum very soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 4 July 2018

In the summer holidays take the children here as it is an amazing place to visit and learn about the unique history and connections of the very first railways built here in Newcastle .

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Many thanks for your review and for recommending our museum. We hope to see you again soon. Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Being up in the Nirth East we took the opportunity to visit. Had a warm welcome from the volunteers. Started with a train ride then a tour around the workshops and a wander through the museum. Well worth the visit. Highly recommend for families too....More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Many thanks for your review. Our volunteers will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the cafe. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyable trip to this museum, lots to do and see. Activities for both kids and adults. Train ride was great fun too. The little cafe was spot on too.

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

Reviewed 8 May 2018

Have lived at the bottom end of the line for the last few years and often walk the dog along the footpath but have not visited the museum until today. We went because of the added bonus of there being a 1940's day there. The...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Many thanks for your lovely review. We'll be open every day for the summer holidays from 21 July until 2 September with heritage train rides on Thursdays, Sundays and August Bank Holiday. Hope to see you again very soon on one of our train rides...More

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Response from TyneandWearMuseums | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your query. Yes, we do have disabled parking bays. We are currently only open at weekends until 4 November. We'll also be open every day during the school half term holiday 27 October - 4 November. Best... More
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