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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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A qualified well done to Sunderland City Council.

It is good that this grand former station, built to impress, is now used a railway museum, and is free. It was built on the north bank of the Wear before the railway made its way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarum_Castle
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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462 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is good that this grand former station, built to impress, is now used a railway museum, and is free. It was built on the north bank of the Wear before the railway made its way across the river and the focus moved to Sunderland itself. It is very attractive from the not inspiring main road going past. Virtually all... More 

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Gateshead
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113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is steeped in history, not much really to do or see, but what there is seems canny. The guy who was working on the morning was lovely and so helpful, for free it's worth a visit.

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seaham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We came for a craft morning with our two grandsons and were very impressed with the staff, they were all very friendly and supportive to the children doing craft work, the museum was small but they enjoyed what was on offer, especially being able to drive a bus!

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Washington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Visited here with our grandchildren although not a Lot to do they enjoyed it. Staff were helpful and being free a cheap place to take children.

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Haverhill, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Popped in here as I can remember visiting as a child. It's not a massive place but the displays are interesting and some are interactive. It was nice to see the ticket office was still there and the bus drivers cockpit where you can sit in and "drive" the bus.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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