Free fun for the family at Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Monkwearmouth Station Museum has received national commendations for work with young children and provides fun and education for the whole family.

Monkwearmouth Station Museum, housed in an outstanding Grade 2 1840s station building, was commissioned by the famous railway entrepreneur George Hudson known as 'The Railway King'.

As you enter the magnificent portico you will discover the handsome, neo-classical station building, with its 1860's ticket office and array of Victorian features.

Enjoy a number of interactive galleries and sidings that include a wagon shed with two rare railway trucks and a classic Rover P4 car, and learn about the history of travel and transport and share in the stories of the people who worked and lived in the station.

You can also visit a Victorian cottage garden in the grounds.

The museum features many personal stories, evoking fond memories of an age when Monkwearmouth was the main station for the city and the building buzzed with the excitement of the people passing through.


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Entrance to Monkwearmouth Station MuseumMonkwearmouth Station Museum © Sunderland City Council
Monkwearmouth Station MuseumFamily fun at Monkwearmouth Station Museum © Sunderland City Council

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