George Stephensons Birthplace

The front of George Stephenson's birthplace in Wylam

This former tenement has lots of stories to tell.


Cycling or walking along the Wylam Waggonway? Then, stop off for a hot or cold drink, cakes or snack in the quaint little tea-room behind the house. Please check opening times to ensure we're there to give you a warm welcome.

One family, one room, lots of stories to tell

The Museum is a small and simple room that was home to George's whole family. Brought to life by our costumed and enthusiastic guides, let them inspire you with their stories of George's life.

George Stephenson's Monument, Newcastle

If you've ever walked from Newcastle city centre to the railway station you've probably passed Stephenson’s fantastic bronze statue. It's now back to its original bronze best after 150 years of dirt and grime were removed in conservation work. Definitely worth a visit.

Dial Cottage, Westmoor near Killingworth

You can still see the cottage where George Stephenson lived from 1804 when he worked as a brakesman at Killingworth pit. Dial Cottage in Westmoor is also where his equally talented son Robert grew up. It is privately owned but can be seen from the road and opens to the public once or twice a year.

Stephenson Railway Museum, North Shields

The museum is home to historic railway exhibits from the early days of steam railway, including 'Billy', the oldest existing Stephenson locomotive (not to be confused with Puffing Billy).