Opening times

Stephenson Railway Museum is currently closed, except for pre-booked school visits.

Open: Saturday 13 February - Sunday 21 February 2016

11am- 4pm daily, free entry

Then, during school holidays and weekends throughout the year. Dates coming soon.

Steam train Ashington No 5

Heritage train rides

Look out for these again in 2016


Railway Codes

A ten-hour hackathon for coders, engineers, artists and train enthusiasts. Sunday 21 February 2016


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