Bowes railway

Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow.

Bowes Railway
Address: Springwell Road, Gateshead, NE9 7QJ, United Kingdom
Telephone number: 0191 416 1847
Website: http://bowesrailway.uk/
Opening Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10:00 – 15:00
Friday 10:00 – 15:00
Saturday 10:00 – 15:00
Sunday 10:00 – 15:00

Due to possible changes in light of covid restrictions, please check opening times / days directly with the venue prior to your visit 

Note that the Museum will only be open on the first Sunday of the month 

Originally a colliery railway built to carry coal mainly from pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow. The earliest section, designed by George Stephenson was opened in January 1826, making it one of the world's first modern railways. Bowes Railway is believed to be the only operational preserved gauge rope-hauled railway in the world.

Take a guided tour of the railway site at 10.00am & 3.00pm or take a self-guided tour.  See mining displays and blacksmithing demonstrations as well as diesel shunting. 

There is a variety of events programme throughout the year watch this space for more information!