Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway

Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway, Ashington: Hours, Address, Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway Reviews: 4.5/5

Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway

Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway
4.5
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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 exhibition, it would serve the heritage of the community better if they were made operational and become a visitor attraction. A volunteer group was formed to manage and build a railway on which the vehicles could operate.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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4.5
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Jesscat
51 contributions
Great fun
Apr 2019
Very cheap little 5 minute ride, but great fun... run by volunteers. You can even drive it yourself with some training ... I think for a fiver.
Written October 21, 2019
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revtrish
Sunderland, UK7 contributions
Reasonably priced for a coupe of hours interest
Jul 2019 • Family
We stopped here to pass a few hours on our way to a holiday. Small play area and plea to of room to picnic but not much to interest small children.
Written August 2, 2019
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Eric H
Ashington, UK25 contributions
Trip along the lakeside
Jun 2019 • Family
Excellent short trip on the narrow gauge railway followed by a walk around the Lake.
Wood horn Museum on site so this gives a good eye on the area especially its mining background. The area was also used for Ant & Decs Saturday night takeaway. Plenty to see and do. The Museun at the end of the rail line is well worth a visit.
Written June 9, 2019
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Beccy C
87 contributions
Lovely little journey for £2 return
May 2019 • Friends
If you're going to Woodhorn Museum see if the trains are running, as the railway is at the far end of the carpark. Friendly volunteers run it and it's only £2 return. Lovely little journey through the park.
Written May 6, 2019
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JCameron5
United Kingdom7 contributions
Brilliant little railway
Feb 2019 • Friends
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 worth a visit along with the mining Museum next door. Old mining locomotives pull the trains. Perfect for families.
Written March 2, 2019
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Tim W
Bristol, UK25 contributions
A lovely railway along the lakeside to/from the Museum
Feb 2019 • Friends
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.
Written February 23, 2019
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JRM776
Sunderland, UK39 contributions
Train of Thought
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 enjoy journey.
Written February 19, 2019
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Victoria N
Gateshead, UK3,008 contributions
Enjoyable
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 of the lake especially. Children certainly enjoy it.
Written November 19, 2018
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kevin r
Canterbury, UK24 contributions
history of hard minng times
Sep 2018 • Family
ride on amining tram car to the car park by the premier inn can be a bit onthe cold side depending on the weather
Written September 24, 2018
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Allan B
Amble, UK330 contributions
Kids will love it.
Aug 2018 • Couples
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.
Written September 19, 2018
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Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM