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Stephenson Railway Museum

  • North Shields
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at the 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 including 'Jackie Milburn', named after the Newcastle United legend.

Rides on a real steam train can be taken and the story of coal and electricity's impact on ordinary people's lives can be discovered. Many fun activities for all ages are also held alongside temporary exhibitions.

Opening hours

April - October
Please see website for details


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Middle Engine Lane, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 8DX, England

Phone number

0191 200 7146



Click here to visit Stephenson Railway Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Stephenson Railway Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Stephenson Railway Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Stephenson Railway Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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