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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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Plenty of trains!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
CML75
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
50 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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