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Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland
(3.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Monkwearmouth Railway Station served Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, England. It was built in 1848 to a design by Thomas Moore. and was once the main railway station in the city. The railway station closed in March 1967 as and featured a restored booking office dating from the Edwardian period.The Tyne and Wear Metro and mainline trains still pass through the station without stopping, but the Metro calls at St. Peter's station a few hundred yards south of the old station.The museum is a Grade II* listed building. As well as the ticket office visitors can explore the Wagon Shed, Journeys Gallery and Children's Gallery.There is also an ongoing programme of events and exhibitions.
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  • A great bit of local history with amazing facilities, every child loves the lifelike bus they can sit in and pretend to drive. 
  • Old railway station trernd into musum old ticket office nothing special about it the shop is the bigist thing in musum no cafe or ways to buy drinks looks and is pontless going 
  • The station portico is very impressive: dating back to times before bridges when visitors to Sunderland took a stage coach down to the ferry. Sadly that is about all there is to it. Monkwearmouth was ...  more »
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  • Very quaint but interesting
  • Staff are very friendly and helpful. Good place to take the kids to kill an hour or so. There are toys and one or two rides for them to play with as well as information about the transportation history in Sunderland for adults.
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