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Puffy Billy

Stephenson Railway Museum


Learn about the impact of the coal industry on the region's railways and the rolling stock in the museum, including George Stephenson's 'Billy'.
Stephenson Railway Museum runs a number of events alongside its permanent collection.

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Re-live the glorious days of steam railway at Stephenson Railway Museum, and take a delightful ride on a real steam train.

See George Stephenson's Billy, a forerunner for the world-famous Rocket, and many other engines from the great age of steam including Jackie Milburn, named after the Newcastle United legend.

Discover the impact of the coal industry on the region's railways in the fascinating exhibition From Pits to Staiths and use hands-on exhibits.

Explore how electricity revolutionised transport on Tyneside in the early 1900s. See how it has changed the way we live in the exciting display The Electric Century.


Where to find us
George Stephenson
The Railways
Social history

Coal wagons

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