12 Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Birtley Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Railway and Transport Attractions In Birtley

We've rounded up the best railway and transport attractions in Birtley in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 12 Birtley railway and transport attractions to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the railway and transport attractions we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Steam train at Bowes Railway in Gateshead

Bowes Railway

  • Gateshead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The atmospheric Bowes Railway was originally a colliery railway which was built to carry coal mainly from the pits in North West Durham over to the T...

Train at Canfield Railway in Marley Hill

Tanfield Railway

  • Marley Hill
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Tanfield Railway is a standard gauge heritage railway that can be found less than half an hour from Newcastle, and within easy reach of Tyneside, Wea...

Outside view of Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields

Stephenson Railway Museum

  • North Shields
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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 t...

Girl on train at Locomotion in Shildon

Locomotion3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Shildon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

This nicely interactive experience brings the last 200 years of rail fully to life in one's mind, assisted in no small part by the atmosphere of one...

Ship at HMS Trincomalee 1817 in Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee 1817

  • Hartlepool
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British warship afloat built in Bombay in 1817! It represents the pinnacle of the ship restorer's craft (with thanks al...

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Step back in time and journey through British railway history at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum. Find out what Victorian Darlington - the...

People in lift at Saltburn Cliff Lift in Saltburn by the Sea

Saltburn Cliff Lift

  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

The Saltburn Cliff Lift was opened in 1884, this is the oldest remaining waterbalance cliff lift in Britain and a stunning mode of travel, safer and...

Miniature train at Saltburn Miniature Railway

Saltburn Miniature Railway

  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Saltburn Miniature Railway, situated at the bottom of Saltburn Bank, in the Valley Gardens, is a delightful 15 inch gauge miniature railway, running...

Steam Train from South Tynedale Railway in Alston

South Tynedale Railway

  • Alston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

South Tynedale Railway gives you and the kids the chance to travel on trains hauled by wonderfully preserved vintage steam and diesel locomotives fro...

Steam trains at Stainmore Railway Company Ltd in Kirkby Stephen

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd

  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Stainmore Railway Company Ltd has loads of different locomotives to check out, including one from the National Railway Museum Collection. There is a...

Ship at Bark Endeavor in Whitby

Bark Endeavour

  • Whitby
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Enjoy fantastic views of the Jurassic COastline from on board the Bark Endeavour Whitby , an authentic replica of Captain James Cook's HMS Endeavour...

Aeroplane at Solway Aviation Museum in Carlisle

Solway Aviation Museum

  • Carlisle
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Solway Aviation Museum is a collection of aircraft, aviation artefacts and displays reflecting Britain's position as a former world leader in aircraf...

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