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Address: Middle Engine Lane | North Shields, North Tyneside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE29 8DX, England
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Re-live the glorious days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway...

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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Quite tucked away this place, and from the outside you might not expect too much. However, inside it is very interesting, and run with great enthusiasm by members and volunteers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
David E
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite tucked away this place, and from the outside you might not expect too much. However, inside it is very interesting, and run with great enthusiasm by members and volunteers. If you find yourself in Wallsend on a rainy afternoon and are wondering how to fill up a couple of hours, you might enjoy this place if you like trains.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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732 reviews
327 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a special visit here and so am commenting about how the visit was conducted. They were brilliant. Extremely well organised and professional. Everything we wanted to do was done and done well. I have no doubt that on an ordinary operating day it would be the same. The cafe did an amazing job. Serving food at an... More 

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blaydon, tyne and wear
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great place for kids of all ages. Our boys love to go so much that we bought a yearly pass. All the staff are friendly and welcoming and my grandson Dylan loves chatting to Michael the driver.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

But my 3 year old grandson and his best mate Unca By LOVE trains and had the best time ever, trains run on a sunday

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Thank itslel
The UK
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This was a great experience aboard the train! It was enjoyed by all that attended and was suitable for all ages!

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Thank SallyCTheUK
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. I am delighted to hear you all enjoyed your visit to Santa Specials. I hope to see you all at the museum again soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager. More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum for the Santa special on 23rd Dec. Very well organised and an enjoyable experience. It definitely exceeded my expectations and would recommend. We took our 17mth old little boy who was in awe of everything. Was extra special when Santa came on the train and gave him his pressie and addressed him by his name....nice touch. Bigs... More 

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Thank vhb1982
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review. It is wonderful to hear about your experience and how it was made particularly special. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and look forward to seeing you all at the museum again soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager. More 

Newcastle
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went on the Santa Special yesterday - 3 adults, 3 kids & a baby. It was absolutely fantastic - we all enjoyed it. As we walked up to the train, musicians were playing music. We boarded our compartment on the train & an Elf came and read a Christmas book, then another Elf came and told the children about... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. It’s lovely to hear how we made your visit to see Santa extra special. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum next time. Very best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience from start to finish. Excellent Santa, superb music and story telling and real family feel. Out daughter was enthralled and so were we. Well done on a great well thought out day.

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Thank JanLee21
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your brilliant review. It’s excellent to hear you very much enjoyed your visit to Santa Specials. We hope to welcome you back to the museum in the near future. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager. More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited this attraction as part of a family Christmas event with Great Grandparents, Grandparents, Parents and Children spanning ages from 85 to 6 months. A really lovely experience on a cold misty day. The staff were wonderful with Elves, Dickensian singers and story tellers, musicians and of course a Father Christmas who was very authentic and good natured. The... More 

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TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review. It really is wonderful to hear about how we have made your experience special. I will pass on your wonderful comments to the rest of the team including our hugely dedicated volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you all back to Stephenson Railway Museum in the near future. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward,... More 

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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a great place to visit at weekends or school holidays. Their was a "Thomas the Tank Engine" day the day we went. Great fun, even for big kids like me. Full of local history and you get to ride on a real steam engine. Food was very average and in my opinion costly for what it was.

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Thank ColonelBlake
TyneandWearMuseums, Manager at Stephenson Railway Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for great review and visiting us on a Day Out with Thomas. It’s brilliant to hear you enjoyed your visit and your ride on one of our heritage steam trains. I will raise your point about the food with our caterers. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager. More 

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