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Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland

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3.7/5 based on 70+ 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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  • Great little museum. Free entry, interesting short films, plenty of memorabilia, friendly staff. Next to St Peter's Metro Station. Special efforts have been made to interest children. 
  • I've been here quite a few times when i was out with my care worker, Free entry, lovely staff. You can make donations if you wish too. Takes about 20 minutes to see the exhibits inside but there is a ...  read more »
  • Worth popping in to see an old station with all the (assumably) working parts on display. And you can sit on the platform and watch the Metro trains go by. Exhibit are on the whole interesting, if a l...  read more »
  • 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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