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Stephenson Railway Museum

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Stephenson Railway Museum is a small heritage railway that occupies the test track for the Tyne & Wear Metro. Its heritage railway is run by dedicated local volunteers, with trains running in season on Sundays and Bank Holidays and on Thursday during North Tyneside school holidays. During December weekends, the railway runs Santa Specials.

Where is Stephenson Railway Museum located?

Stephenson Railway Museum is situated in North Shields, just north of the Silverlink Retail Park on Middle Engine Lane. It is about 1.5 miles from the nearest Metro Station, Percy Main.

What is the history of Stephenson Railway Museum to the present day?

Small displays chart the story of the Stephensons and there are steam and diesel engines on display. See the world's third-oldest steam engine, Billy.

What is there to see and do at Stephenson Railway Museum?

During holidays, craft activities are held for children and there are train rides. See railway memorabilia and enjoy a cuppa in the volunteer-run tearoom on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Other Information

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Top facilities

Disabled Access

Parking Available

Facilities & information



Disabled Access

Parking Available


Extra info

Open Times: 31 Mar to 4 Nov, Weekends & BHs 11:00-16:00. Open all week during school holidays except Xmas.

Price Details: Entrance to the museum is free. Train rides: Adult £6.00, Child (5-16)/Senior/Student £4.00, Family (2+2) £15.00.

Arrival information and directions

Address: Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, North ShieldsNE29 8DX, United Kingdom

Behind the Silverlink Retail Park.

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