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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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Amazing experience for children

In the summer holidays take the children here as it is an amazing place to visit and learn about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
josie d
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Being up in the Nirth East we took the opportunity to visit. Had a warm welcome from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donna Louise S
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Rugeley, 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 runs throughout the year, and train rides on working steam and diesel locomotives are available at certain times (check the website for details).
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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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

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Donna Louise S
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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 7 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

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

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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Reviewed 24 April 2018 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.

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

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 1 May 2018

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 17 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

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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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