To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Advertisement

Interior of Stephenson Works

About

In 1823 George and Robert Stephenson, along with three partners, opened the world’s first purpose built locomotive works on Forth Banks, Newcastle upon Tyne. Robert, at the age of 19, was the Managing Partner.

The famous locomotives "Locomotion" and "Rocket" were built here and the works subsequently exported locomotives to developing railways all over the world - often the first to be seen in those countries.

The Stephenson Works is now part of the Stephenson Quarter and is often used as an event venue.

 

 

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Nearest Metro: Central StationNearest Quaylink: Central Station

Be the first to know what's going on in NewcastleGateshead by signing up to our newsletter.

What's Nearby

  1. Culture Lab OnSite

    Culture Lab OnSite is a project space in the city centre of Newcastle.

    0.1 miles away
  2. City Sightseeing Ltd

    Explore Newcastle Gateshead in style with an open top double decker bus tour, tickets...

    0.15 miles away
  3. The Literary and Philosophical Society

    The Lit & Phil is a phenomenal, inspiring and welcoming space, a great place to spend...

    0.17 miles away
  1. Newcastle Cathedral

    St Nicholas Cathedral has been the home of a caring and worshipping community for over...

    0.2 miles away
  2. Exit Newcastle

    Exit Newcastle is a live exit game in which you are locked in with friends, family or...

    0.22 miles away
  3. Life Science Centre

    The Life Science Centre is a must-see if you are visiting the region or for locals...

    0.24 miles away
  4. Newcastle Castle

    Located in the historic heart of the city, Newcastle Castle tells the story of this...

    0.24 miles away
  5. Bessie Surtees House

    Discover Jacobean domestic architecture at the 16th and 17th Century Bessie Surtees House...

    0.29 miles away
  6. Swing Bridge

    The Swing Bridge was built by the River Tyne Commission, under powers conferred by the...

    0.3 miles away
  7. Escape Newcastle

    Escape Newcastle is a new, fun, challenging live exit game. We are based in Newcastle...

    0.3 miles away
  8. Aldermans Fenwicks House

    Aldermans Fenwicks House

    This house is one of the most important mercantile town houses in any city in the North...

    0.32 miles away
  9. Lane7

    Lane7 is located in the heart of Newcastle, offering visitors a wide range of leisure...

    0.33 miles away
  10. Grosvenor Casino Newcastle

    Grosvenor Casino Newcastle is more than just a Casino, it's the perfect day and night...

    0.33 miles away
  11. Lost & Escape

    Lost and Escape is a kind of real live escape game. Players will be locked in series of...

    0.33 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Other Websites