17th May-31st December 2022

Address: Gateshead, NE9 7QJ
Venue: Springwell Road,

Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section, designed by George Stephenson was opened in January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. Bowes Railway is believed to be the only operational preserved gauge rope-hauled railway in the world. Note that the Museum will only be open on the first Sunday of the month. Due to possible changes in light of covid restrictions, please check opening times / days directly with the venue prior to your visit.

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