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Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum

Segedunum, which means strong fort, stands at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall. Today Segedunum is once again the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall. It is the most excavated fort along the wall and has a large interactive Museum plus a 35 meter high viewing tower.

  • a nice cuppa
  • being active
  • fresh air
  • getting mucky
  • learning
  • military history
  • North East history
  • romans
  • ships
  • the real thing
  • world history
  • getting north
  • Buddle Street, Wallsend, NE28 6HR
  • 0191 236 9347
  • Website

Souter Lighthouse and The Leas

This striking Victorian building is the world’s first electric lighthouse. Take in the fantastic views over Marsden Bay and the notorious currents of ‘Whitburn Steel’ before taking part in hands-on activities and events for all the family.

  • being active
  • doing things as a family
  • fresh air
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • the unusual
  • wildlife
  • getting north
  • Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7NH
  • 0191 529 3161
  • Website

Tanfield Railway

This lovingly preserved colliery railway’s original purpose was the movement of coal from the nearby collieries to ships waiting on the River Tyne. The surviving section of the original railway, the 1725 Sunniside to Causey section, is now the world’s oldest working railway.

  • trains
  • fresh air
  • doing things as a family
  • the real thing
  • getting north
  • The Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill, Sunniside, NE16 5ET
  • 0191 388 7545
  • Website

Washington F Pit

Washington ‘F’ Pit’s magnificent Victorian steam engine, engine house and headgear are preserved to mark the town’s coalmining heritage which stretches back over 250 years.

  • North East history
  • industrial history
  • heritage
  • being active
  • fresh air
  • Albany Way, Washington, NE37 1BJ
  • 0191 553 2323
  • Website

Washington Old Hall

This delightful stone-built 17th century manor house incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington’s direct ancestors. The impressive Great Hall, authentic 17th century kitchen and attractive gardens are well worth a visit.

  • the real thing
  • North East history
  • fresh air
  • doing things as a family
  • The Avenue, Washington, NE38 7LE
  • 0191 416 6879
  • Website

Woodhorn

Experience the sights, sound and smells of the history of Northumberland through a series of interactive exhibitions including the ‘Follow the Banner’ exhibition and ‘The Colliery Experience’.

  • green museums
  • a nice cuppa
  • fresh air
  • getting mucky
  • heritage
  • industrial history
  • noise
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • getting north
  • QE II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF
  • 01670 624455
  • Website