Heritage train rides

Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

Opening times

Closed until Saturday 1 April 2017.

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


Beware the servants

As readers of murder mysteries well know, when a body is found in a large country house it’s usual...

When is a railway a railway?

Many people see the opening of the Stockton and Darlington railway in 1825 as the beginning of the r...

Newcastle and the River Tyne in 1895: Bridges and Ships

This magnificent panorama shows Newcastle in 1895, at the height of the city’s industrial developm...

A teaspoon of history: the evolution of British cookery books

I am so excited for our upcoming event, Time Kitchen (Wed. Feb 22nd) to nibble delicious historic d...

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