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Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland
(3.8/5 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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  • 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 »
  • This is a great free museum if you have only a slight interest in railways. It is packed with items for long ago when the place was a busy station. Good hands on exhibits,especially for children. With...  more »
  • This a a good museum, free entry and friendly staff. The exhibitions are quite interesting and there is a small cafe where you can sit and watch the trains go by. Easy access too, the museum is very c...  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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