Stephenson Railway Museum

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.

The Museum is home to:

  • The early locomotive ‘Billy’ – built in Newcastle around 1826 and used for hauling coal
  • Steam and diesel locomotives used on Tyneside and elsewhere from as early as the 1880s
  • An electrically-powered parcels van of 1904 from the pioneering Tyneside suburban electric railway system
  • An electric locomotive – built in 1909 for use on a colliery line
  • A fleet of passenger coaches from the 1950s.

Stephenson Railway Museum
Middle Engine Lane
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE29 8DX



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