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Ryhope Engines Museum

Waterworks Road, Sunderland, England
+44 191 521 0235
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Proud victorians

We came to this lovely building had a tour of this amazing engineering marvel, the knowable staff... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barclay H
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Water great museum this is!

This is a great place even when the engines aren't in steam. (For steaming dates and static dates... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
EgbertNochips
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Waterworks Road, Sunderland, England
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"pumping station"
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"british engineering"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came to this lovely building had a tour of this amazing engineering marvel, the knowable staff love there time here and it shows when they show you round this amazing building making every minute very interesting, to get the best out of the tour...More

Thank Barclay H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is a great place even when the engines aren't in steam. (For steaming dates and static dates see the website). Friendly and helpful volunteers were on site. The main attractions are the two huge beam engines, the beams weigh 22 tons and the 24...More

Thank EgbertNochips
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

As you walk in, you are taken back decades to this great engineering masterpiece. Simple words can't describe this buildings contents, how it's cramed into every corner of its four storeys. There is plenty of stairs both metal and concrete, so you need to be...More

1  Thank philmak
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Avisit to this Museum is so interesting because it was involved with the supply of water to the local area, seeing the engine working is just fantastic and atmospheric. The engine works on Bank holiday weekends, the staff are very interesting with knowledge of how...More

1  Thank stokesrob
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Friends told us about the open weekend and car rally at Ryhope on 29/10/17 so decided to visit. The pumping station is an amazing building and an engine you could eat your dinner off. Huge credit to the volunteers who keep this building and engine...More

1  Thank boydy73
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Great place to visit on the steaming days and when they have the vintage car weekend. First year for the war weekend with some very interesting vehicles. Son works as a volunteer and goes most weekends as a lot of maintenance is required on site.

1  Thank wrightl8
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is such a great place to visit, especially when in steam. You can walk up the various levels of the engine and get very close to the engine as it runs, seeing all the workings and engineering in the place. There is a load...More

Thank RBCFiveN
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Brilliant so old like beamish unreal its a real experience just seeing it work the place is steaped in history I advise anyone to go

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Absolutely unbelievable, make sure you visit on a bank holiday when the pumping station is steamed up and working. Stand on the top gantry and witness the beam engine in full flow, I defy anybody not to feel moved by the experience. The equipment and...More

Thank Durham396
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

A well preserved pumping house with a fully working twin beam engine. Steam power on Bank Holidays sets the two 22 ton monster beams into action. Magnificent engineering from the 1860's lovingly looked after by really brilliant and informative volunteers. Nice little cafe too in...More

Thank tombriton65
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Moira C
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