Getting in touch

Stephenson Railway Museum
Middle Engine Lane
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 8DX

Telephone: (0191) 200 7146

Textphone: 18001 0191 200 7146

General enquiries:

Media enquiries:, tel: (0191) 277 2170

Learning and schools: Find out more about our events for schools, families and adult learners.

Volunteering: Find out more about volunteering with us.

Venue hire: Find out about hiring Stephenson Railway Museum for a private or corporate event.

Specialist enquiries

We offer a paid-for research service to members of the public looking to find out more about items in our collections.

Our staff will undertake any specific research relating to the collections held by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, which comprise:

  • Archives
  • Fine Art
  • Decorative Art
  • Science and industry
  • Ethnography
  • Archaeology
  • Military history and social history
  • Maritime history
  • Natural sciences

The research service costs £30 per hour including VAT.

You can request and pay for your research online by completing our research form or you can visit our research page for more information.