Coronavirus - Closure Notice

Following advice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we took the decision to close Stephenson Steam Railway on Wednesday 18 March until further notice. We will be monitoring government guidance and share any new information about access to our venue when this is available.

In the meantime, we’re creating digital experiences and resources so that you can still enjoy our wonderful collections from home. We are adding these to our website and social media. Please sign up to our emails at and check our social media channels so we can keep you up to date.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this challenging time. Stay well and we look forward to welcoming you back in due course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to process any online shop orders until the museums reopen.

Donate today

The team at Stephenson Steam Railway can't wait to welcome you all back. Until then, visit us virtually and have a look around!

Please support our work by donating online or texting STEPHENSON 3 to give £3, STEPHENSON  5 to give £5 or STEPHENSON 10 to give £10 to 70085. Texts cost your donation plus one standard message rate. 

Your support during our closure has been fantastic. Thank you.