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What's On: Find out the facts; family events.

VISITORS to Stephenson Railway Museum in North Tyneside can find out more about the mysteries of the steam locomotive in a special event which is being held this week.

On Saturday, Mike Forrester, conservation officer at Stephenson Railway Museum will be giving short talks at 11.30am and 1.30pm. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about engines from the great age of steam.

Geoff Woodward, manager, North Tyneside Museums, said: "This is a brilliant opportunity for visitors to learn more about steam engines.

"Mike is an expert in his field and will be ready to answer any questions. This is just one of the many events planned to take place at the museum this summer and we do hope our visitors enjoy it."

Visitors to the museum can also see engines from the great age of steam including George Stephenson's Billy, a forerunner of the world-famous Rocket, and the historic Consett Iron Company engine of 1883, which is one of the oldest working steam locomotives in the world.

The museum is open every weekend until October 28, from 11am-4pm. Open throughout the summer holidays from July 21 to September 2 daily from 11am-4pm. Stephenson Railway Museum is located on Middle Engine Lane in North Tyneside, near the Silverlink Retail Park. Free entry. For further information visit: www.twmuseums.org.uk/stephenson Stephenson Railway Museum is managed by Tyne & Wear Museums on behalf of North Tyneside Council.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jul 4, 2007
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