Santa Specials

Meet Santa Claus & guests on a festive heritage train ride

Heritage train rides

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

Opening times

Closed until 30 January.

Free entry, donations are welcome and directly support our museums and heritage trains.


The Great Frost of 1784, Newcastle upon Tyne

In March 1784, Newcastle was still gripped by the frost and ice of an exceptionally hard winter. The...

Showcase Shows Case for Paterson Pavilion

And the winner… …of the Hatton Showcase: Design For A Touring Pavilion 2017… &h...

Singing Sands of the Northumberland Coast

Several years ago while cataloguing material in the Hancock Museum rock collection I came across som...

My Top 10 Pincushions (part 2) – A Guest Blog by Zoe-Marie Dobbs

Read part 1 for an introduction and numbers 10-6 From the Elizabethan Age until the 19th Century, th...