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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
(0191) 567 7075
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Ranked #12 of 24 attractions in Sunderland
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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218 reviews 218 reviews
62 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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York, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This might be an unfair review as I've visited this place hundreds of times in the past 20 or so years. However my daughter loves the place, it is great to keep kids happy during days out, has the old station and bus. All the things you expect in a museum. Best of all it is free too. Any parents... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

That's about it really ... I loved it! Lots of information about the origins of railways and general transport in Sunderland, nice exhibits, and a proper railway / metro line rumbling past the windows. Bliss.

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Not much going on here. It's a former railway station which is now a museum. If you like railway stations then it is worth visiting.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My son adores trains, especially watching them go by so the Museum is perfect for him. Whist the museum seems small to me there is plenty for him to interact with and enjoy as well as additional exhibitions and themes.

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