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Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: 0191 567 7075
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Terrific for toddlers

From dressing up clothes, toys (including trains) to play with and colouring tables facing windows so little eyes can see passing trains, this is a great place for toddlers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
David K
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here quite a few times when i was out with my care worker, Free entry, lovely staff. You can make donations if you wish too. Takes about 20 minutes to see the exhibits inside but there is a café too, You can sit on the platform and watch the Metro trains go by. There is a children's play... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Worth popping in to see an old station with all the (assumably) working parts on display. And you can sit on the platform and watch the Metro trains go by. Exhibit are on the whole interesting, if a little tired in parts. The children's play area was a welcome find.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

From dressing up clothes, toys (including trains) to play with and colouring tables facing windows so little eyes can see passing trains, this is a great place for toddlers. There is also a train-themed climbing and sitting area. I will say it again - a great place to take toddlers and it is FREE as is the limited parking!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Thought this would be more than it is but nevertheless it was enjoyable. Takes about 20 minutes to see the exhibits but there is a shed to see and a café so you can lengthen the stay - especially if it is raining

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

On a murky morning there is not a lot to do in Sunderland but Monkwearmouth offers a few possibilities - and right next to St Peter's metro is a gem of an 1830s station (open from 10am). There are a few interesting exhibits including an old railway truck but the most impressive bit is the original ticket office. Some informative... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I have visited Monkwearmouth Station Museum many times over the years but, after hearing of its potential closure, I made a bee-line back to the place for a 'last look'. The building is absolutely marvellous but, truth be told, there isn't a great deal of interest on show for families - just a few tired exhibits.... However, with a little... More 

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Thank Fledgling S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Cole my grandson absolutely loved coming her we come al through school holiday such a pity if it closes they often have activities on during the holidays he loves everything about the place 😀😀😀

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Thank Tracey W
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Love visiting with the 3rd grandchild 20 years apart from the 1st. It will be a sad day if the place closes as on a rainy day there is always something to do

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Bispham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Housed in one of the former railway stations of Sunderland, just over the bridge from the town centre on the north side of the river this is a transport museum that seems to be well aimed at familes with young children. There is a rolling series of activities for children and these seem to particularly come to a head over... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I take our three grandchildren here they under six. They love dressing up from the dressing up box.Also colouring in while sitting in the long picture window watching & counting the trains going past We take a packed lunch eat our lunch while watching the trains go by waving to the train drivers bounce if we get a wave back.... More 

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