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Stephenson Railway Museum

Stephenson Railway Museum


Middle Engine Lane
NE29 8DX

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Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields.

The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world- famous Rocket. 'Billy' is joined by many other engines from the great age of steam including 'Jackie Milburn', named after the Newcastle United legend.

Discover how trains work with interactive exhibitions and learn about the impact of coal and electricity on ordinary people's lives.

The Museum is home to historic railway exhibits from the early days of the steam railway right up to the present day, for example:

The early locomotive 'Billy' - built in Newcastle around 1826 and used for hauling coal.

Steam and diesel locomotives used on Tyneside and elsewhere from as early as the 1880s.

An electrically-powered parcels van of 1904 from the pioneering Tyneside suburban electric railway system.

An electric locomotive - built in 1909 for use on a colliery line.

A fleet of passenger coaches from the 1950s.

Fun events and activities for all ages take place throughout the year.

Stephenson Railway Museum is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of North Tyneside Council.

For opening details see the website.


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