A cartoon festive  train crosses in front of the moon

Santa Specials

Meet Santa Claus & guests on a festive heritage train ride

Opening times

Stephenson Railway Museum is now closed for the winter season, except for pre-booked school visits and Santa Specials train rides in December.

Santa Specials are ticket-only events which must be booked online in advance. There will be no general access to the museum on these days. Click here to book.

Steam train Ashington No 5

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