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Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Brilliant little railway

The Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway is a brilliant little railway. The volunteers who run it are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A lovely railway along the lakeside to/from the Museum

Very friendly reception and a lovely, long ride alongside the Lake between the Museum and a Premier... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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In 1991, The Woodhorn Museum (Wansbeck Council) was given an ex mining locomotive and three man-riding cars by the NCB, following the closure of Vane Tempest Colliery near Durham.It was decided rather than allow these vehicles to become a static...more
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Queen Elizabeth II Country Park QEII Country Park | Woodhorn, Ashington NE63 9YF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway is a brilliant little railway. The volunteers who run it are enthusiastic and friendly and ensured our group had an interesting and enjoyable visit. The line is about a mile long and runs through a country park. It is well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly reception and a lovely, long ride alongside the Lake between the Museum and a Premier Inn/Brewers Fayre at the other end - superb value and very scenic. Proper industrial style diesel locos fit the scene perfectly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very delayed review on this great little railway. The journey is just long enough to please a 6 year old with a train fascination and to keep him talking about it for many weeks. For any train fans it is a must see and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JRM776
Reviewed November 19, 2018

I recently went on the railway for the first time. I did not realise that the train was not included in the museum admission price. It was £2 return for adults, £1 for children and 50p for dogs!..It is very scenic, with some nice views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank victorian986
Reviewed September 24, 2018

ride on amining tram car to the car park by the premier inn can be a bit onthe cold side depending on the weather

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kevin r
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Nice ride from the the museum to the country park. You can jump off stay at the park for a while and then get a return ride back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allan B
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Unknown to many people but next to a mining museum is this fantastic narrow gauge railway. You don't need to visit the museum to see and travel on the railway which runs out besides a lake. Great people who made us very welcome and showed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken J
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We always visit this delightful narrow gauge railway as part of our trip to Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington. The volunteers do a wonderful job. Great for families with youngsters and incredibly good value. Best to check when the railway and colliery are open if visiting out...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank christine y
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is a great way to get from woodhorn museum to Lakeside. The rail ride is good and it is also good for people who have wheelchairs or can not walk far. The ride from Lakeside to the museum is good since you get to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alexadams62
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I took my son their for farther day and didn't know what to expect. Upon arrival the staff were more than happy to help. We hopped on the train and enjoyed the ride along the lake side whist the train drive blew the trains whistle...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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November 3, 2018|
Response from Allan B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...you could phone the venue and ask.
Jo k
August 9, 2017|
Response from WoodhornRailway | Property representative |
Yes, dogs are able to travel on the train. Thank you, Andrew Stationmaster