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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

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Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: (0191) 567 7075
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Stunning building, worth a visit

Driven past this building a hundred times, but never stopped. Very interesting for a brief visit and just as impressive inside as it is outside. Fun stuff for the kids and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sunderland have missed an ideal opportunity to make this place a gateway into sunderland city something to be proud of all metro services and train services pass by here and it gives the impression that no one cares it overrun with weeds and needs a good lick of paint

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My small grandson adores the "choo's" Monkwearmonth Station Museum, not the largest but has lots of character. One the best features of the museum is that small children can watch the passing trains in complete safety. We normally spend about hour on our visits, most of that time in the play room, where small children can assemble brio type rail... More 

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lawsonrob
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Driven past this building a hundred times, but never stopped. Very interesting for a brief visit and just as impressive inside as it is outside. Fun stuff for the kids and the booking office is wonderfully preserved. It's just a shame that the footbridge and opposite platform have been closed and abandoned, apparently due to the bridge being too close... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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