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All aboard! See Rowley Station as it looked in Edwardian times – enjoy a look around the signal box, waiting rooms and goods yard with a variety of waggons on display.
The station was originally in Rowley, near Consett, County Durham, in 1867. It has never had gas or electricity and was always lit by oil. The station was the first relocated building to be opened at the museum and was officially unveiled in 1976 by Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman.
A wrought-iron footbridge from The 1900s Town crosses the railway line and leads towards the signal box, dating from 1896. Across the tracks in the Goods Yard is a Goods Shed, dating from 1850.
The coal drops from West Boldon reflect the important role of local coal merchants in towns and villages. The coal office, originally owned by James White of Hexham, is of a type which was found in almost every railway goods yard up to the late 1960s.
A variety of waggons can be seen in and around Rowley Station, on a regularly changing pattern of display.
Passengers can enjoy short return steam train rides from Rowley Station during weekends and local school holidays, depending on availability of locomotives.
The transport enthusiast in your life is sure to love the range of gifts available from the museum – from transport books and a Beamish Engine Driver Bear to Beamish’s very own edition of Top Trumps! Visit the museum shop during your next visit to the museum or shop online now!