Tanfield Railway

From £5.00
The Engine Shed
Marley Hill
Tyne and Wear
NE16 5ET

Tel: +44 07508 092365

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Tanfield Railway

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.00 per ticket type
Child£5.00 per ticket type
Family£23.00 per ticket type
Senior Citizens£6.00 per ticket type

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


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Recent Reviews:

  • tompower3
    Bedale, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Well preserved railway, great volunteers
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd February 2019
    Brilliant day out, very friendly volunteers who had worked very hard to make it a safe successful day despite the weather. The railway is very well looked after with the engines and carriages being... Read full review
  • Stuart R
    Trip Type:
    Brilliant little railway
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th February 2019
    We visited Tanfield on the Branch line day event. We were really impressed by the helpful staff and the whole atmosphere of the railway. Waiting for the train to arrive, whilst admiring Andrews house... Read full review
  • Andrew H
    Trip Type:
    Nearly Thomas :)
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 12th February 2019
    I had been promising to take them for ages and been putting off, not because I didn't want to go, no, it was because of the Digger Land experience and my phsycopathic sons with the killer gleam in... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Access Information

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Trains operate every Sunday and Bank Holiday throughout the year, plus Thursdays and Saturdays during the school summer holidays. Please see website for details of Train operating times and special events.

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station in Newcastle. Underground to Gateshead Metro- X30/X31 bus to railway (Mon-Sat). Any bus to Sunniside (daily).

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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

 Freight in FebruaryTanfield Railway - Freight in FebruaryWe kick off our year of celebrations with an extra dose of freight. Mixed trains, forge demonstrations and guided tours. Sunday only, 2nd, 9th & 16th February.
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Saturday, 23rd November 2019 - Tuesday, 24th December 2019

Tanfield Railway - North Pole ExpressThe Tanfield Railway offers an unforgettable Christmas experience aboard the North Pole Express on a four mile return steam train ride through stunning winter countryside to see Santa Claus in his magical grotto.
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Sunday, 24th February 2019 - Sunday, 24th February 2019

 Freight in FebruaryTanfield Railway - On the WaggonTake a space in a brake van and ride a freight train with the unique sights and sounds of waggons rumbling along with you.
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Sunday, 7th April 2019 - Sunday, 7th April 2019

Sunday, 14th April 2019 - Sunday, 14th April 2019

Easter EggstravaganzaTanfield Railway - Easter EggstravaganzaVisit the Easter Bunny as he lays on a whole host of fun children's activities including an egg hunt competition and arts and crafts. Free small chocolate egg for every child!
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Saturday, 18th May 2019 - Sunday, 19th May 2019

miningTanfield Railway: Mining Heritage WeekendJoin us for our Mining Heritage Weekend on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May, for a celebration of the North East's mining and industrial railway heritage.
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Friday, 14th June 2019 - Sunday, 16th June 2019

National Coal Board Train DayTanfield Railway - Legends of Industry GalaThe biggest event in the railway's calendar returns! Our Legends of Industry gala will feature visiting locomotives, home fleet operational locomotives, an intensive timetable and a variety of trains and displays.
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Tuesday, 27th August 2019 - Wednesday, 28th August 2019

Saturday, 31st August 2019 - Saturday, 31st August 2019

Sunday, 1st September 2019 - Sunday, 1st September 2019

 Teddy's Bear Picnic Tanfield Railway - Teddy's Bear PicnicJoin our resident Station Master, Boris the Bear and bring your favourite Teddy to Tanfield this weekend! Kids travel FREE with a responsible Teddy Bear and take part in the `I spy the Bear` competition.
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Saturday, 21st September 2019 - Sunday, 22nd September 2019

1940's Weekend Tanfield Railway - 1940's Weekend 1Music, dance and costumes from the forties! Experience Home Front life in wartime Britain and discover about North East collieries and railways during the 1940s.
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Saturday, 12th October 2019 - Sunday, 13th October 2019

Run it WeekendTanfield Railway - Run It WeekendAnything that can run, will run... all of our operational home fleet steam locomotives will be in service hauling various trains and rolling stock.
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Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Sunday, 27th October 2019

Tanfield Railway - Tanfield Ghost TrainGet in the ghoulish spirit of things on the Tanfield Railway’s very own Halloween Ghost Train! Come in fancy dress, take part in Halloween games, activities and arts and crafts – but most of all keep an eye out for the scary station staff!
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Thursday, 26th December 2019 - Thursday, 26th December 2019

Sunday, 29th December 2019 - Sunday, 29th December 2019

Mince Pie SpecialsTanfield Railway - Mince Pie SpecialSpend the day at Tanfield and enjoy our popular Mince Pie Specials after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. No pre-booking required.
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