Steam Days

Upcoming Steam Days

24 August 2024
August 24 - August 26

August Steaming Weekend and Military Vehicle Rally Sunday & Monday. Our own heavy metal from 1868 is joined by WWII hardware in a display organised by the North East Military […]

07 September 2024
September 7 - September 8

September Heritage Open Days Weekend. We have supported this National Festival of History and Culture since it’s inception in the 1990’s and this year is no different with a 2-day […]

26 October 2024
October 26 - October 27

Blackberry Week Steaming Event and Classic Car Rally Sunday only. Our final live steam weekend of 2024 is supported by the Sunderland and District Classic Vehicle Society with a fantastic […]


The Museum is open between 11.00 – 16.00 each day when in steam.

The museum is open as a static exhibit every Sunday afternoon 14.00 – 17.00 between Easter until the end of December.

Additional opportunities to visit are available in the run up to each event when we are stoking the boilers in preparation for steaming. Please contact us prior to travelling to ensure that we will be on site for your arrival time.

Admission to all events is FREE thanks to the support of Northumbrian Water, providing access to an important part of this region’s industrial heritage.

Past Steam Days

May 2024
March 2024
Mar 29
October 2023
September 2023
Sep 09
August 2023
May 2023
May 27
April 2023
Apr 07
07 April 2023
October 2022
Oct 29
September 2022
Sep 10
August 2022
June 2022
Jun 02
02 June 2022
April 2022