Museum closed

The Museum is closed until 1 May following COVID-19 advice



Until Friday 1 May

Visitor Information

Stephenson Steam Railway is closed to the public until 1 May following COVID-19 advice

Full Statement

Following new advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with other cultural organisations, we have taken the difficult decision to not re-open Stephenson Steam Railway for the time being.

This is provisionally until 1 May 2020, but we will be reviewing the situation and updating if anything changes. Please sign up to our emails at and check our social media channels and website so we can keep you up to date with what’s going on.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Geoff Woodward  
Museum Manager