The Museum is based on the Ryhope Pumping Station which was built in 1868 to supply water to the Sunderland area. The station ceased operation in 1967 - after 100 years of continuous use.
The museum is open as a static exhibit every Sunday afternoon 14.00 – 17.00 between Easter until the end of December.
The Museum is open between 11.00 – 16.00 each day when in steam.
Ryhope Engines Museum is located just off the B1522, three miles south of Sunderland city centre.
Next to Hopewood Park Hospital, and is signposted from several points in Ryhope village.
Ryhope Engines Museum
There is plenty of free parking on the site.
Ryhope Pumping Station has been a local icon ever since its construction. The Station and Site supplied water to Sunderland and its environs, after its decommissioning, the building and the surrounding site brings the community together through local history