Getting here

Tips for travelling here

Please support us in our environmental programme of work and walk, cycle or use public transport whenever it’s possible for you to do so.

By Metro

Make your visit a great value day out by travelling to our venues by Metro. Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Save on adult Metro fares too by using Pop Pay As You Go

Plan your journey in advance and track your Metro train in real time with the Pop app. Search 'Nexus Pop' on Google Play or the App Store.

Our Ways to Play programme is supported by our travel partner Tyne & Wear Metro

Find out more

The nearest Metro station is Percy Main which is one and a half miles away from the museum. If travelling from Percy Main, please take the number 19 bus (Cobalt South). If travelling from Wallsend, please take the number 42 bus. The 310 bus starts from the Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle and stops outside the museum. The museum bus stop is Cobalt South and there are buses every 15 minutes.

For more information on public transport telephone the NEXUS traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit the traveline website.

By rail

Mainline rail connections to Newcastle upon Tyne arrive at Central Station from there you can get a bus or Tyne & Wear Metro to the museum (see above for details).

Lumo is our national travel partner. Lumo is committed to providing sustainable train journeys - its trains are electric powered and 25 times cleaner than flying.

Buy train tickets from London, Edinburgh or Stevenage to Newcastle from Lumo.

More information about Northern Rail train services to Newcastle Central Station.

Buy train tickets with National Rail.

Buy train tickets with Trainline.

By car

There is free parking at the museum.

The museum is well signposted from the A19/A1058 junction and is behind the Silverlink Retail Park, adjacent to the Blyth & Tyne cycle route.