Wylam Railway Museum, Wylam

Free entry, small charge for heritage train rides.

Re-live the days of the steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum in North Shields. The Museum is home to George Stephenson's 'Billy' engine, and we hold lots of free events throughout the year.

Stephenson Railway Museum is open every weekend from Easter until end of October with heritage train rides on Sundays and Bank Holidays during that time (charges apply). The Museum is open seven days a week during school holidays (except Christmas holidays). Our opening hours are always 11am to 4pm and entry is free!
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  • A small but remarkably illuminating museum in the library. It is only open 3 days a week ie Tues pm , Thurs pm and Saturday am when the library is open. It was surprising to find so many of the early....  more »
  • Called here mainly to find out more about it. We will have to go back when we have more time. Some really good models  more »
  • I have just amended the opening days and hours on Google maps as I went on a day that it turned out to be closed - due to the Google maps info being incorrect! Check before heading out!
  • Only housed in a small room. It has a wealth of information on early railways. There are excellent models and and full size relics. It has only limited opening times though and is best to check on when open. A short walk away is George Stephensons cottage where he was born. The museum however acknowledges the fact it was not him but a Cornishman Richard Trevithick who invented the first practical railway locomotive.
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