Stephenson Railway Museum in North Tyneside is open from March to 3rd November 2013 (also Santa specials operate in December - see 'special events')
From 30th, March 2013, the Museum will be open from 11am to 4pm on weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays, as well as during the school holidays. It will also be open on Good Friday, 29th Mach, 2013. Visitors will be able to see the fascinating collection of steam, electric and diesel locomotives, including George Stephenson’s ‘Billy’, a forerunner of the world-famous ‘Rocket’.
There will also be passenger train rides available on Sundays and most Bank Holidays from the 31st March, hauled by a Pecket 0- 6- 0 steam engine (as photo above) or heritage 08 or 03 diesel when the steam engine is undergoing routine maintenance. Such rides are also available on Good Friday, 29th Mach, 2013 and on Saturdays throughout August.
Santa Specials will be steam hauled by the Peckett locomotive during weekends in December (bookings taken from September).
Geoff Woodward, manager of North Tyneside Museums, says:
“Entry to the Museum is free and it is a great place to visit and find out about the history of train travel.”
Stephenson Railway Museum is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of North Tyneside Council.
For more information call (0191) 200 7146.