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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: (0191) 567 7075
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Ranked #15 of 63 things to do in Sunderland
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Love going here, the staff are friendly, the exhibits are interesting for me but great for my daughter you can go outside and watch trains go by, go inside and old train or they can even sit inside the drivers cab of an old bus, the play room is great too.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you are a grandparent with young grandchildren to look after durign the school holidays this is a place to go. During half term I took my seven year old grandson here and he enjoyed the hands on experience of " driving a bus"9 he would have spent the entire visit sitting in the driving seat). From there we watched... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

this place is great to visit and especially for young children who want to see and touch the past. The Metro and Trains run behind the museum, which gives this place more atmosphere and being there can feel like a step back in time.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

kids loved it kept them entertained for an afternoon recommended for people who are interested in sunderland history as well as steam engines

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very easy access, interesting helpful staff, variety of information for all ages. Well presenting information.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's called a museum, but other than a carriage with a car inside, a ticket office and a few other bits and pieces there isn't a lot to see. You may kill half an hour at most here but dont expect to come away with loads of historical info. As expected, the gift shop is well stocked.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a great morning at the museum. My two grandchildren aged 2 & 4 had a lovly time.there was a Meccano exhibition on & the persons running we're great popping the Meccano on the floor showing the childern how it works really friendly thank you. They also coloured in waved at the trains rolling past the drivers waved back great... More 

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Sunderland
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267 reviews 267 reviews
68 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I loved this place as a kid. I used to take my older kids, now I've a two year I get to go again. It is small, but it is free. There's some interesting reading to keep you entertained why the kids explore. It still has the bus exhibit they can sit in, a decent play area with a train,... More 

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washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you've never popped in the museum while small is very interesting - why not get the metro and jump off for a quick tour.

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Midlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

There's plenty of railway attractions in the north east, and deservedly so given the history of the railways in the area and how vital they were to the region. Monkwearmouth Station Museum may be of one of the smallest of these museums, but this does not detract from its interest. The station building itself wonderful, giving the idea of a... More 

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