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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
  • The Engine Shed, Old Marley Hill, Sunniside, NE16 5ET
  • 0191 388 7545
  • Website

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Museum

The Museum is packed full of fascinating and unique artefacts from the Brigade’s history. Behind every picture and relic is a captivating story revealing links into both the Brigade’s past and present role as a Voluntary Life Brigade on the North Tyneside Coastline.

  • ships
  • the real thing
  • the unusual
  • Spanish Battery, Tynemouth, NE30 4DD
  • 0191 257 2059
  • 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
  • QE II Country Park, Ashington, NE63 9YF
  • 01670 624455
  • Website

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool, is a unique and fascinating journey through time, set in an authentically-created historic quayside of the 1800s.

  • military history
  • big stuff
  • ships
  • the real thing
  • The National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool, Jackson Dock, Maritime Avenue, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ
  • 01429 860 077
  • Website
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