George Stephenson's Birthplace NT

George Stephenson's Birthplace NT Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer, and country walks Tea Room
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Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer Discover the humble birthplace of great railway pioneer, George Stephenson, whose entire family lived in just one room. Our costumed guide tells the story of how challenging life was for mining families, like George’s, that once crammed into this now charming little stone cottage, nestled in a pretty garden near the river Tyne. Although the Museum is closed during the winter season, our Tearoom will remain open every weekend from 11am-3pm. If you're walking or cycling along the Wylam Waggonway, pop in and warm up with hot and cold drinks, freshly baked cakes, homemade soups, toasties and bacon butties!

George Stephenson’s Birthplace, café and garden is closed during 2017. The one-room visitor attraction has been cared fo...
03/02/2017
George Stephenson’s Birthplace is closed during 2017

George Stephenson’s Birthplace, café and garden is closed during 2017.

The one-room visitor attraction has been cared for by National Trust for 68 years, however faced with rising costs and a decline in visit numbers, this will allow time to re-evaluate how this special place can be used to provide an experience that inspires visitors. You can walk along the Wylam Waggonway alongside the beautiful Tyne.

We're sorry that George Stephenson's Birthplace, cafe and gardens is now closed for the remainder of the year. We’ll be using this time to re-evaluate how this special place can be used to provide an experience that inspires visitors. You can find out more by following this link. Thank you for your…

To mark to end of #volunteersweek we'd like to take the opportunity to say a little thanks to our fantastic volunteers. ...
12/06/2016

To mark to end of #volunteersweek we'd like to take the opportunity to say a little thanks to our fantastic volunteers. #DoSomethingGreat

To mark to end of #volunteersweek we'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge thanks to our fantastic volunteers. #DoSomethingGreat

Join in celebrating George's 235th birthday!Come into the muesum and learn about where George's life began.Pop into the ...
07/06/2016

Join in celebrating George's 235th birthday!

Come into the muesum and learn about where George's life began.

Pop into the cafe for a slice of cake and a cup of tea to celebrate.

Live music will be playing in the garden (weather dependent), so sit, relax and enjoy.

Normal admission applies to the museum, entry to cafe is free.

There's something planned for every day of #halfterm at Cherryburn. Up for some fun?...
30/05/2016

There's something planned for every day of #halfterm at Cherryburn. Up for some fun?...

On the lookout for #halfterm activities? We might be able to help...

Good morning Folks!As George Stephenson's Birthplace NT celebrates its 3rd birthday this month, we wish to thank everyon...
24/02/2016

Good morning Folks!

As George Stephenson's Birthplace NT celebrates its 3rd birthday this month, we wish to thank everyone who has contributed to our page over the past three years. Thank you :-)

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,Do you think Spring is on its way? It certainly feels like it at George Ste...
21/02/2016

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,

Do you think Spring is on its way? It certainly feels like it at George Stephenson's Birthplace NT. Our Museum and Tearoom are open again today from 11-3pm (last entry and serving at 2.30pm)

George Stephenson's Birthplace NT's cover photo
18/02/2016

George Stephenson's Birthplace NT's cover photo

We're getting ready to re-open this Thursday, the first time we've been open this early in the year! You can discover th...
14/02/2016
George Stephenson's Birthplace NT

We're getting ready to re-open this Thursday, the first time we've been open this early in the year! You can discover the little room where young George grew up, relax with friends and enjoy a cuppa.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused to those who arrived last weekend.

Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer, and country walks Tea Room

13/02/2016

We are very sorry to learn about the closure yesterday of Bede's World in Jarrow. A 'Save Bedes World Museum' Facebook Group has been set up for anyone interested in following procedures.

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,From today our sister property, Cherryburn, reopens for the summer season s...
13/02/2016

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,

From today our sister property, Cherryburn, reopens for the summer season seven days per week. For new Visitors.... you will enjoy exploring the birthplace of Thomas Bewick, artist and engraver, and viewing some of his work. Returning Visitors will be interested in some changes upon arrival. There's something at Cherryburn for all the family.

Please note that George Stephenson's Birthplace Museum does not open until later this month. However, the cafe is open as usual this weekend.

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,It's lovely to see the first signs of Spring at George Stephenson's Birthpl...
06/02/2016

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,

It's lovely to see the first signs of Spring at George Stephenson's Birthplace. Throughout February our Tearoom is open at weekends from 11am - 3pm (last orders at 2.30pm), but we change to summer hours from March when our Museum reopens for the summer season.

From Saturday 13th February our sister property, Cherryburn, reopens for the 2016 season. Regular Visitors to Cherryburn will notice a few changes upon arrival. We now have a new Reception/ Visitor Welcome Hut and entrance into Cherryburn.

Good morning Folks!As our previous cake posting was so popular here's another. I thought this was Dodger at first glance...
29/01/2016

Good morning Folks!

As our previous cake posting was so popular here's another. I thought this was Dodger at first glance!

This birthday cake is too awesome to eat, don't you think? This needs a love button :)

We like this!!!
21/01/2016

We like this!!!

Cupcake Cousins

Thomas the Train Railroad Birthday

Good morning Folks and especially to all our dog walkers. You may be interested to read this article about the new Law r...
17/01/2016
Victoria Stilwell

Good morning Folks and especially to all our dog walkers.

You may be interested to read this article about the new Law regarding microchipping dogs.

If you're in England or Scotland, 2016 means that having your dog microchipped is mandatory! This is a great article with everything you need to know about the new laws and how you can get your pet microchipped for little to no cost.

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,Can you believe this photo of George Stephenson's Birthplace was only taken...
09/01/2016

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,

Can you believe this photo of George Stephenson's Birthplace was only taken 9 days ago? We haven't seen the sun since New Year's Eve, However, no matter what the weather is like this weekend our Tearoom will be open from 11 - 2.30 (last serving).

Good morning Folks!I'm sure many of our Visitors will be interested in this posting. Beatrix Potter is synonymous with t...
03/01/2016

Good morning Folks!

I'm sure many of our Visitors will be interested in this posting. Beatrix Potter is synonymous with the National Trust.

Today was the first look at the coin issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter. What does everyone think? #theplacetobe

New Year's Eve
01/01/2016

New Year's Eve

Dodger and everyone at George Stephenson's Birthplace wish all our Friends and Visitors a wonderful New Year. May all yo...
31/12/2015

Dodger and everyone at George Stephenson's Birthplace wish all our Friends and Visitors a wonderful New Year. May all your dreams come true in 2016.

Many thanks for your support throughout 2015.

Our Tearoom will be open this weekend as usual. (Winter hours)

Timeline Photos
25/12/2015

Timeline Photos

Please note that our Tearoom will remain CLOSED next weekend so that our staff and volunteers may spend time with their ...
21/12/2015

Please note that our Tearoom will remain CLOSED next weekend so that our staff and volunteers may spend time with their families over Christmas.
We plan to open as usual the following Saturday and Sunday (11am - 3pm with last serving at 2.30pm)

George Stephenson's Birthplace NT's cover photo
13/12/2015

George Stephenson's Birthplace NT's cover photo

George Stephenson's Birthplace NT's cover photo
13/12/2015

George Stephenson's Birthplace NT's cover photo

Allen Banks & Staward Gorge NT
07/12/2015

Allen Banks & Staward Gorge NT

Sad news. The wobbly bridge has been washed away. We're staying closed while the rangers assess the overall damage and will keep you posted on any news.

We are thinking of everyone in the area.

North East National Trust

Heartbreaking news!
07/12/2015

Heartbreaking news!

Oh dear....

Thank you for sharing Caroline Bluck (National Trust volunteer)

North East National Trust

To celebrate National Tree Week's 40th birthday we are proudly displaying photos of our own special tree. In June 1881 t...
01/12/2015

To celebrate National Tree Week's 40th birthday we are proudly displaying photos of our own special tree. In June 1881 this Oak tree was planted next to George Stephenson's Birthplace to commemorated the 100th anniversary of George Stephenson's birth. National Tree Week runs from 28th November - 6th December.

Greetings Folks!Work has begun this week on our new entrance into George Stephenson's Birthplace. Access to our Tearoom,...
26/11/2015

Greetings Folks!

Work has begun this week on our new entrance into George Stephenson's Birthplace. Access to our Tearoom, which is situated behind the cottage and has been there 18yrs, will become much more visible. We still have visitors coming into our Tearoom for the first time, saying that they've been along the Waggonway many times and didn't know we had a Tearoom! Our Tearoom is open every weekend throughout the winter season.

Our Tearoom is open today from 11am-3pm (last orders at 2.30pm). Please access the Tearoom via the rear 'Private' gate. ...
15/11/2015

Our Tearoom is open today from 11am-3pm (last orders at 2.30pm). Please access the Tearoom via the rear 'Private' gate.

Our Museum, George Stephenson's Birthplace, which is located within the cottage has been 'put to bed' for the winter season. Access to the Museum is not available until next season.

Hi Folks,Due to staffing shortages we regret we are unable to open our Tearoom this Sunday.
07/11/2015

Hi Folks,

Due to staffing shortages we regret we are unable to open our Tearoom this Sunday.

National Trust
04/11/2015

National Trust

If you’re having a bonfire, don’t forget to check for this little fella.

Good morning Folks!Either all the robins in Wylam are friendly or George flew down from the cottage to Wylam riverside c...
04/11/2015

Good morning Folks!

Either all the robins in Wylam are friendly or George flew down from the cottage to Wylam riverside car park to greet me! He had a good stare into my car before I managed to capture him in profile yesterday.

We hope the school party from Spennymoor enjoyed their visit to George Stephenson's Birthplace today. The Birthplace is now officially closed for the winter season, although our Tearoom will be open throughout the winter on Saturdays and Sundays from 11- 3pm (last orders at 2.30pm).

Greetings to all our Friends and Visitors,There is still time to view George Stephenson's Birthplace tomorrow and this w...
29/10/2015

Greetings to all our Friends and Visitors,

There is still time to view George Stephenson's Birthplace tomorrow and this weekend, before we close the Museum for the winter season.

Opening times for both the Museum and Tearoom are:
Friday - Sunday inc. 11am- 3pm (last entry/ serving at 2.30pm)
Our Tearoom will remain open at weekends throughout the winter.

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,Have you remembered to put your clocks back by one hour?As the Wylam Waggon...
25/10/2015

Good morning to all our Friends and Visitors,

Have you remembered to put your clocks back by one hour?
As the Wylam Waggonway will be dark by 5pm we've changed to our winter opening times from today.

Museum & Tearoom - 11am - 3pm (last entry/ serving at 2.30pm)

Greetings Folks! To avoid disappointment please check George Stephenson's Birthplace's opening times before visiting. (O...
21/10/2015

Greetings Folks!

To avoid disappointment please check George Stephenson's Birthplace's opening times before visiting. (Our Museum Guides do not reside at the property.) Our Museum and Tearoom will open tomorrow until Sunday inclusive from 11am - 5pm (last entry/ serving at 4.30pm). We are open again Thursday - Sunday next week, following which our Museum will close for the winter season. Throughout the winter our Tearoom will operate a reduced weekend service only, closing at 3pm.

There is still time to visit George Stephenson's Birthplace Museum before we close for the summer season on 1st November...
15/10/2015

There is still time to visit George Stephenson's Birthplace Museum before we close for the summer season on 1st November. Our regular opening times are Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm). It was lovely to welcome a school party of 50 from Winlaton earlier this week. We hope you enjoyed your visit.

Cherryburn print shop - National Trust
06/10/2015
Cherryburn print shop - National Trust

Cherryburn print shop - National Trust

You can now purchase a selection of ten high quality artworks, hand-printed from original Bewick wood-blocks on historic printing presses, over the phone and online for mail order. All profits from this venture support the National Trust at Cherryburn.

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George Stephenson's Birthplace
Wylam
NE41 8DZ (WYLAM CAR PARK) NO PARKING AT THE BIRTHPLACE

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