Monkwearmouth Station Museum

Monkwearmouth Railway Station served Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, England. It was built in 1848 to a design by Thomas Moore.[1] and was once the main railway station in the city.[2] The railway station closed in March 1967 and featured a restored booking office dating from the Edwardian period. The station was opened as a museum in 1973.[3]

Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
 Monkwearmouth Station Museum shown within Tyne and Wear
grid reference NZ395577
LocationSunderland, County Durham, England
Coordinates54.913°N 1.385°W / 54.913; -1.385

The Tyne and Wear Metro and mainline trains still pass through the station without stopping, but the Metro calls at St. Peter's station a few hundred yards south of the old station, due to the platforms at Monkwearmouth being too narrow to serve as a Metro station.

The museum is a Grade II* listed building.[4] As well as the ticket office visitors can explore the Wagon Shed, Journeys Gallery and Children's Gallery.[5]

The museum was temporarily closed from August 2005 until 2007 to allow repairs and refurbishment to take place.[6]

The museum was closed on 23 May 2017 because the roof, footbridge and platforms were in a very poor condition. The local council has agreed to get the station back open by 2019, if funding is secured for a £3.4 million refurbishment by 12 June 2018.

The station has since reopened as a museum dedicated to football.[7]


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