Posts by venue: Stephenson Railway Museum

When is a railway a railway?

Many people see the opening of the Stockton and Darlington railway in 1825 as the beginning of the railway age, but did you know that railways existed more than 200 years before or arguably even earlier? In basic terms a… Read more

The Willington Waggonway Research Programme

You may remember the remains of a section of a wooden waggonway were discovered underneath the former Neptune Shipyard not far from Segedunum Roman Fort in the summer of 2013. Before being redeveloped, the site was investigated by archaeologists due… Read more

Merry Christmas to all our readers!

All the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums bloggers would like to wish our readers a merry Christmas and happy new year! We will be taking a short break over the festive season but return in January with more new… Read more

The Winners! The Renaissance North East Volunteers Awards 2011

We celebrated our volunteers and staff who support volunteers in style at the Renaissance North East Volunteers Awards 2011 last weekend, at the Great North Museum:Hancock. The standard of nominations were exceptionally high this year and the judges had some very… Read more

David Horsefield

We’re fast approaching our annual volunteer awards in November of this year. David won an award for his Outstanding Contribution to Customer Care last year after volunteering with us for over 8 years across all of our venues. I asked David, a… Read more