We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: (0191) 567 7075
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Sunderland
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

Hotels near Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
262 reviews 262 reviews
67 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
29 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Visited with 3 generations and there was something for everyone. Its not just about railways and draws on the exhibits in the Sunderland Museums collection. Worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Monkwearmouth Station Museum is great for anyone interested in the history of the railways (and in public transport in general). There are a number of interesting exhibitions charting the history of public transport and the development of the railways which give a fascinating social insight. Children (and big children!) will enjoy being able to pretend to be a bus driver... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Monkwearmouth Station Museum also viewed

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Been to Monkwearmouth Station Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Monkwearmouth Station Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Monkwearmouth Station Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?