George Stephenson's Birthplace

The exterior of George Stephenson's birthplace

Important notice -

George Stephenson's Birthplace, cafe and gardens are now closed whilst we plan for the future. Cherryburn, a Northumbrian farmstead celebrating local artist Thomas Bewick, is four miles from Wylam and open until 29 October.

Birthplace of the world-famous railway engineer

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George Stephenson's Birthplace

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George Stephenson's Birthplace, Wylam, Northumberland

George Stephenson’s Birthplace is currently closed 

We're sorry that George Stephenson's Birthplace, cafe and gardens is now closed whilst we re-evaluate how this special place can be used to provide an experience that inspires visitors. You can find out more by following this link. Thank you for your continued support.

George Stephenson's Birthplace

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Explore the objects and works of art we care for at George Stephenson's Birthplace on the National Trust Collections website