Take a heritage train ride


Heritage train rides are back on selected dates throughout the autumn

Man and boy at train carriage window


Sunday 29 August

Monday 30 August

Thursday 2 September

Sunday 5 September

Sunday 19 September

Sunday 26 September

Visitor informaton

Throughout September and October, Stephenson Steam Railway is open on Saturdays for Museum-only visits (no need to book) and Sundays for heritage train rides. A small allocation of tickets is available for walk-ups on the day, but we recommend pre-booking your train ride to avoid disappointment. 

Train times:

11.15am; 12.30pm; 2pm & 3pm

Ticket prices for heritage train rides:

From £4

Entry to the Museum only is FREE (donations welcome).


About your visit

Take a four mile return trip following the route of the coal trains from the collieries to the River Tyne behind a vintage locomotive in our 1950s passenger carriages.

After your train ride, visit our museum which is home to Killingworth Billy, the world's third oldest surviving steam locomotive. The recently installed displays and information panels tell the story of railway pioneers George and Robert Stephenson who spent almost 20 years on North Tyneside. 

On your way out, don't forget to drop into the shop for that all-important souvenir of your visit. The Waggonway Tea Room is open on Sundays during August for hot and cold drinks, light snacks and cakes which can be enjoyed on our new picnic benches next to the garden.

There may be days when our steam locomotive 401 needs to rest, so if you'd like to be sure which engine is running on the day, please call the Museum in advance on (0191) 277 7135. 

Please note that the operation of heritage train rides is subject to the availability of volunteer crew.