The Stephenson Railway Museum is managed by Tyne and Wear Museums on behalf on North Tyneside Council, and is located at Middle Engine Lane in North Shields,England.
The museum opened in 1986 to commemorate local railway pioneers George and Robert Stephenson, and to provide a permanent home for the museums rail transport collections. It is on the site of the former Tyne and Wear Metro test track.
George Stephenson lived locally from 1802 until 1823 and Robert, his son, was born during this time. The Museum is home to George Stephenson’s Billy, a forerunner of the world- famous Rocket. ‘Billy’ is joined by many other engines from the great age of steam including ‘Jackie Milburn’, named after the Newcastle United legend.
The Museum is also the northern terminus of the North Tyneside Steam Railway. The museum’s location is adjacent to the Blyth & Tyne footpath, approximately 1.5 miles north of Percy Main metro station and a similar distance south of Shiremoor metro station.
Official Website : https://stephensonrailwaymuseum.org.uk/
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