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Bowes Railway

Bowes railway is the only standard-gauge rope hauled railway in the world which is in preservation. The extensive site has workshops, blacksmiths, steam and diesel locomotives and a huge collection of wagons and artefacts from the history of the Durham Coalfield.

  • travelling
  • trains
  • industrial history
  • a nice cuppa
  • being original
  • Springwell Village, Gateshead, NE9 7QJ
  • 0191 416 1847
  • Website

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

The Museum sits on the site of the first Cleveland Ironstone Mine from which industrial Teesside emerged.

  • getting mucky
  • fresh air
  • doing things as a family
  • the unusual
  • stories
  • North East history
  • industrial history
  • heritage
  • Deepdale, Skinningrove, TS13 4AP
  • 01287 642 877
  • Website
  • Email

Heatherslaw Cornmill

Explore and discover this fully operational Victorian watermill on the banks of the beautiful river Till.

  • doing things as a family
  • big stuff
  • being original
  • being active
  • dressing up
  • having fun
  • historic buildings
  • industrial history
  • North East history
  • the real thing
  • the unusual
  • Ford Forge, Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TJ
  • 01890 820 488
  • Website

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum

A visit to Killhope, is a unique experience. Killhope is a fully restored 19th century lead mine, where you experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pennine dales. Including an award wining guided mine tour.

  • green museums
  • industrial history
  • the unusual
  • doing things as a family
  • Near Cowshill, Weardale, DL13 1AR
  • 01388 537 505
  • Website

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon houses over 70 vehicles in its ‘Collection Building’, for which admission and parking are free. Learn about the fascinating history of the railways and so much more!

  • trains
  • technology
  • acting like a kid
  • big stuff
  • industrial history
  • learning
  • the real thing
  • Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon,
    Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, DL4 2RE
  • 01904 685780
  • Website

Ryhope Engines Museum

The Ryhope Engines Museum, based in the Ryhope Pumping Station is now regarded as one of the finest industrial monuments in the North East. Although the station no longer pumps water, the two huge beam engines are kept in working order and ‘steamed’ periodically for visitors.

  • the unusual
  • noise
  • heritage
  • industrial history
  • historic buildings
  • Ryhope Pumping Station, Ryhope, Sunderland, SR2 0ND
  • 0191 521 0235
  • 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

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
  • QE II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF
  • 01670 624455
  • Website