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Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Steam Railway in North Shields. George and Robert Stephenson spent 20 years in North Tyneside developing their pioneering ideas which helped spread railways and locomotives around the world. Today our museum celebrates their achievement. A range of fascinating locomotives are on display including George Stephenson's 'Billy', a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket and the third oldest surviving steam locomotive in the world. Animated film and displays explore how trains work and the impact on peoples’ lives of coal and electricity, crucial in the development of railway power.

On scheduled days, visitors can take a ride on a 1950s passenger train pulled by steam or heritage diesel locomotives.

For up-to-date information, please check the Stephenson Steam Railway website before your visit as opening times can vary.

Enjoy a Heritage Train Ride on Sundays and experience what it was like to travel by steam train.

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Opening Hours

Stephenson Steam Railway are closed for the winter. They will reopen for February half-term on 19th, 20th, 21st, 24th, 26th and 27th February, 11am-4pm.

Telephone: 0191 277 7135


Events at Stephenson Steam Railway

The Stephensons - Pioneers from the...

February 4th to March 26th

The Stephensons - Pioneers from the Dawn of the Railways

Nightingale And Seacole Locomotive

February 4th to March 26th

Nightingale And Seacole Locomotive

Workshop guided tours

March 25th to March 25th

Workshop guided tours

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