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George Stephensons Cottage

Unfortunately found this place shut for the foreseeable future. The National Trust still undecided... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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Interesting the "Father of Railways" lived in Wylam

I find it fascinating that the father of railways which are now established across the world to his... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
David T
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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Wylam NE41 8BP, England
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

This property seems always closed, but is still worth a visit, simply to see the ridiculous poverty in which George Stephenson grew up. There are very helpful expanatory boards which detail how this great man lived, so the visit is not wasted even if access...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ian K
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately found this place shut for the foreseeable future. The National Trust still undecided what to do about it. We did walk to it as it was not far from the campsite where we were staying called the Stephensons Arms (not a public house by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travelalotjules
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Lucky enough to be national trust members and this is a great little walk from the car park in Wylam, or you could bike along. A couple of great rooms with an eye into the beginning of george Stephensons life.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Denzil g
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Visited the site for the first time but sadly closed for the year clearly upsetting locals - perhaps a trackway up and down the path might be an option in the future

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Lord E
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

This was a regular stop for us with the dog for a coffee and a cake, almost every week. Sadly it was closed at the back end of 2016 and might not open until 2018. We used to enjoy the chat with Joy, who lives...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

I find it fascinating that the father of railways which are now established across the world to his gauge lived in a lovely cottage in Wylam. The cottage is now run by the National Trust but is currently closed. The walk along the old wagonway...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank David T
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Took my daughter to visit here, she had been learning about George Stephenson at school. An interesting place to find out about important local history, although it is very small. Think it might be closed to visitors now which is a real shame.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank C W
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This relatively small building is the birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer, George Stevenson. It is run by the National Trust and only open during weekends. The house is located about 500 metres from the nearest car park and the walk is level and easy....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We knew what to expect from the cottage, being just one room, but decided to visit anyway - and we were very glad we did. It was not the warmest of days, so we decided to visit the coffee shop first at the rear of...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Whitefiver
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Now i'm not rating the man or how amazing he was but as a place I was left underwhelmed and not sure its worth visiting. The birthplace is one very small room, with a few books and bits and bobs laying around. Nothing to really...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tony S
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james p
14 January 2017|
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I think the museum opens Feb 2017