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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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  • 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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  • Free entry. My 2 year old son loves it
  • Quaint but not a lot to do there.
  • Very quaint but interesting
  • Fabulous day out
  • Fun for young children and families