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Under the new restrictions, people should not socialise with anyone outside their household or support bubble. This means visitors should only visit with their own household or support bubble and adhere to all other government rules and guidance on COVID-19 safety. Click for more information.

Take a journey back in time on the


Take a journey back in time on the World’s Oldest Railway

Join us for an unforgettable journey on a vintage steam train with unique Victorian carriages and lovingly restored locomotives. Enjoy a six mile round trip through beautiful rolling countryside and a spectacular wooded valley.

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Help Keep YOUR HERITAGE alive for generations to come!


Dating back to 1725, Tanfield celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2025!

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Help our dedicated volunteers continue to preserve and develop the Tanfield Railway.

Operated and maintained by volunteers. Preserving North East industrial railway heritage.