Monkwearmouth Station Museum

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Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Monkwearmouth Station Museum in 2005.jpg
Monkwearmouth Station Museum is located in Tyne and Wear
Monkwearmouth Station Museum
Red pog.svg Monkwearmouth Station Museum shown within Tyne and Wear
grid reference NZ395577
Location Sunderland, County Durham, England
Coordinates 54°54′47″N 1°23′06″W / 54.913°N 1.385°W / 54.913; -1.385

Monkwearmouth Railway Station served Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, England. It was built in the 1840s and was once the main railway station in the city.[1] The railway station closed in March 1967 as a result of the Beeching Axe and featured a restored booking office dating from the Edwardian period.

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.

The museum is a Grade II* listed building.[2] As well as the ticket office visitors can explore the Wagon Shed, Journeys Gallery and Children's Gallery.[3]

In May 2014 a collection of World War I recruitment posters which had been in storage were put on display in the museum to mark the centenary of the beginning of the war.[4]


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The museum viewed from the front window of a Tyne and Wear Metro train passing through the station