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Monkwearmouth Station Museum

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Address: North Bridge Street, Sunderland SR5 1AP, England
Phone Number: 0191 567 7075
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14:00 - 17:00
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suitable for a brief encounter

The station portico is very impressive: dating back to times before bridges when visitors to Sunderland took a stage coach down to the ferry. Sadly that is about all there is to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
6tonyst
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great bit of local history with amazing facilities, every child loves the lifelike bus they can sit in and pretend to drive.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old railway station trernd into musum old ticket office nothing special about it the shop is the bigist thing in musum no cafe or ways to buy drinks looks and is pontless going

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The station portico is very impressive: dating back to times before bridges when visitors to Sunderland took a stage coach down to the ferry. Sadly that is about all there is to it. Monkwearmouth was never destined to be another Crewe. It occupies a very limited site, and what is displayed is squeezed onto it, without any potential to expand.... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a great free museum if you have only a slight interest in railways. It is packed with items for long ago when the place was a busy station. Good hands on exhibits,especially for children. With a large room dedicated just for them to play. Not food etc on site, but you can bring your picnic and sit in... More 

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Thank Colin B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This a a good museum, free entry and friendly staff. The exhibitions are quite interesting and there is a small cafe where you can sit and watch the trains go by. Easy access too, the museum is very close to St. Peter's metro station. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Thank john f
Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great little museum. Free entry, interesting short films, plenty of memorabilia, friendly staff. Next to St Peter's Metro Station. Special efforts have been made to interest children.

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Thank Alan1_10
Washington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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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Thank Shaky91
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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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Thank David K
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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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