Posts by venue: Stephenson Railway Museum

The Willington Waggonway: Published Research – by Dominique Bell, Project Co-ordinator

The Willington Waggonway Research Programme concluded in March 2018 with a public conference attended by over 100 people. At the conference we shared what we had learned throughout the project and launched two new publications. These books are now available… Read more

A Waggonway Adventure

Early one morning in July, my colleague Kev and I set off to collect the majority of the waggonway timbers from York Archaeological Trust where they have been undergoing preservation treatment for the last 3 years. Or, as we like… Read more

Things to do in north east museums and galleries this summer

  The pick of the best summer events from Must-see Museums There are lots of things to keep the kids entertained over the school holidays at Tyneside’s museums and galleries. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best to help… Read more

Funding the Willington Waggonway

It is common knowledge that museums are feeling the pinch as councils tighten budgets, so you may have wondered where the funding came from for the Willington Waggonway Research Programme. The rescue, preservation and research of a section of the… Read more

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