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See what the Bowes Railway site has to offer
Look at the assortment of Locomotives, Wagons, Coal Mining tools, equipment and machinery in our collection at Bowes Railway museum.
Enjoy a hot drink and a bite to eat while you visit the museum. Find the perfect souvenir in our Gift shop.
PLEASE NOTE THE TEAROOM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
Bowes Railway was a busy mining colliery with a unique rope worked railway system, built to carry coal from its own pit at Springwell and other pits in north west Durham to the Tyne at Jarrow.
Wood work, Blacksmithing, Restoration, Painting, Tour Guide and the Tearoom team are just a few of the things our volunteers help with
Winter Opening Hours
Please note we will be amending our current opening hours and closing each Friday starting 15th Nov.
*Any pre booked ticketed activities/events will continue to take place*
Apologies for any inconvenience