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Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: (0191) 567 7075
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Step back in time.

Original Victorian façade and wonderful preserved booking office. Very much for railway fans but lots for kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Original Victorian façade and wonderful preserved booking office. Very much for railway fans but lots for kids.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day to take grandchildren,or your kiddies.I take a packed lunch kids love watching trains passing as we have lunch.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Just across the bridge from the town centre is a small museum based in the old monkwearmouth railway station. It is close to the stadium of light. It is a small museum but well maintained . The exhibition of miners who are artists is very good and worth a visit. There are also activities for children. The visit should take... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Its always worthwhile visiting and ensuring you see everything within the museum. However it is lacking in activities and could do more to entice visitors in.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a free attraction [and no huge signs asking for voluntary donations!] covering a range of local industries, it's worth a visit. Some 'hands on' bits & films for kids. However, some of the labels [and a few exhibits] are missing. Brake van isn't very easy to see inside - pity. Motor rail exhibit unusual. Ticket office display might be... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This museum has a host of interesting displays to do with transport now and then. My only complaint was that the staff did not bother to welcome us. Enthusiastic staff make such a difference! Nevertheless good for an hour's visit

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The kids always want to go to the railway museum, they love the historics of it, they have freedom to explore the site snd all it has, there are some interactives to play with, the shop is basic but an emporium to a 4yr old. Fills in an hour or so

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My kids both love to call in here if we are in town or on the way to the match. There is no longer a coffee machine, but you are allowed to bring in your own drinks if you want to sit watching the trains in that room. I wish the bridge was still able to be accessed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The outside of this museum, an old train station is beautiful and you can still see the metro go by to the new platform from the rear of the museum and sit out in the sun. The first part museum is mostly bicycles, posters and a sawn off part of a bus. A walk around the rear takes you to... More 

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kayto2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Canny little play area for kids, my two boys (2 and 3) love it, train museum bit could be better but cant grumble as this place is entirely free. Worth a visit.

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Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: (0191) 567 7075
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland

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