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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: (0191) 567 7075
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Ranked #12 of 16 Attractions in Sunderland
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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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.

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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

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Derby, United Kingdom
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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.

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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.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Sunderland
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251 reviews 251 reviews
64 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
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.

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Midlands
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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 

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York, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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 

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