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Stephenson Railway Museum

Middle Engine Lane | North Shields, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE29 8DX, England
+44 191 200 7146
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Have lived at the bottom end of the line for the last few years and often walk the dog along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter C
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
W/end away

Small museum but good. Very helpful and informative staff. Had a great 2hrs here. Small shop and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alun S
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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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Middle Engine Lane | North Shields, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE29 8DX, England
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+44 191 200 7146
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum but good. Very helpful and informative staff. Had a great 2hrs here. Small shop and cafe on site. Limited days when rides available.

Thank Alun S
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Museum itself is small but pact with lots of interactive things for the kids & as far as free Museums go is this one of the best we've been to. We went at Easter time so was an Egg Hunt for the children to...More

Thank Dan B
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Took our three youngest granddaughters today , youngest was a nightmare 😉. As soon as you walked in , nice friendly welcome , craft things set out , lovely tea and coffee you pay for . Well organised ... Santa and his helpers were all...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for taking time to review our event. We'll pass on your feedback to all involved and we hope you can come back again next year. Best wishes Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful way to experience your first steam train and a visit to see Santa. Staff were excellent and the children were thrilled. Storytellers and musicians as well as Elves and Santa. Good presents for the children too.More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for taking time to review our event. We'll pass on your feedback to all of the volunteers, staff and performers and we look forward to welcoming you back to the museum...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent Santa train the staff put so much effort in. Singing and stories. Good Santa present and authentic train. Excellent

Thank SuzieWinston
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Hi Suzie. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us and thank you for taking time to review our event. We'll pass on your feedback to all of the volunteers, staff and performers. Best wishes Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

How could you not visit a brilliant but small museum that says so much about the extraordinary innovation of steam trains?

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

I visited this museum at the weekend and was very impressed; it's definitely not a large museum and it really does only appeal to railway enthusiasts or persons who can appreciate looking at old trains. That said however, it is exceptionally good value with free...More

Thank Michael R
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review - we are really pleased you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you back to the museum in the near future. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

If your shopping at silver link it is worth going round the corner to this musiam it is not very big but plenty to see for free you can pay to go on trains on Sundays

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Many thanks for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum in the near future. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Being lovers of all things railway related, this seemed like a good place to visit. My disappointment? It wasn't bigger. Very interesting and it's free so you can't complain but I would have loved there to have been more. For an hour or so it's...More

Thank Liz L
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Many thanks for your lovely comments. We'd love to be bigger too, but unfortunately we don't currently have the funding to expand. We are, however, striving to develop our events programme so please keep an eye on the website for more exciting things to do...More

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