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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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Easter Egg Hunt & Steam Train Rides

The Museum itself is small but pact with lots of interactive things for the kids & as far as free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan B
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Pershore, United Kingdom
Wonderfull

Took our three youngest granddaughters today , youngest was a nightmare 😉. As soon as you walked... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
courtney1057
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Blyth, 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).
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Middle Engine Lane | North Shields, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE29 8DX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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?

Thank Michael O
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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

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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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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I only spent about 45 minutes here today, and it was good. Not amazing due to the size of the place. There is only so much they can do with the size of the site, what they have there is fun, and there been a...More

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. Our staff are highly dedicated to providing visitors with an enjoyable experience and will be very pleased to hear that their efforts are appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Lovely sunny afternoon helped make for a great time for all children visiting the museum and enjoying the activities on offer. Train ride was great on Percy. Thought the catering was a tad overpriced however considering tickets had been purchased. Face painting free was good...More

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are really pleased to hear you had a great time and look forward to welcoming you back to the museum. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager

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