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Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Shame more people don't visit here, it was very quiet. Good to sit in a bus cabin, see the old station hut. Pleasant visit for a few hours, place to sit and have your picnic.  more »
  • took my boys here and although its not very big its very informative and has some decent things to have a nose about at shame too many people are too lazy to walk across the bridge and support this pl...  more »
  • A great bit of local history with amazing facilities, every child loves the lifelike bus they can sit in and pretend to drive.  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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