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This list of museums in Tyne and Wear, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Bowes Railway Image needed LHB Springwell City of Sunderland Railway Preserved operational standard gauge cable railway system built to transport coal to boats, built by George Stephenson in 1826
Discovery Museum Discovery Museum Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne Multiple Science, local history, shipbuilding and industrial heritage, Turbinia, first steam turbine powered steamship, regimental museum for the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars and the Northumberland Hussars, costumes, art exhibits of painting, photography and sculpture
Fulwell Windmill Image needed LHB Fulwell City of Sunderland Mill website, restored early 19th century windmill
Gateshead Heritage @ St Mary`s Image needed LHB Gateshead Gateshead Local website, local history, culture,
Monkwearmouth Station Museum Monkwearmouth Station Museum, Sunderland - geograph.org.uk - 121278 Monkwearmouth City of Sunderland Railway Railway and transportation history and heritage
Newburn Hall Motor Museum Image needed LHB Newburn Newcastle upon Tyne Automotive information
North East Aircraft Museum North East Aircraft Museum, Tyne and Wear Sunderland City of Sunderland Aviation Historic aircraft, aviation history
Path Head Watermill Image needed LHB Blaydon Gateshead Industry Restored water wheel and joiner's shop
Ryhope Engines Museum Ryhope Pumping Station Ryhope City of Sunderland Technology Victorian pumping station with two beam engines, steam engines and pumps, boilers, a blacksmith's forge, waterwheel, replica plumber's shop
Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse, Marsden, Tyne and Wear 2 Marsden South Tyneside Maritime Operated by the National Trust, lighthouse's engine room, light tower and keeper's living quarters
Stephenson Railway Museum Image needed LHB North Shields North Tyneside Railway Steam-powered electric and diesel engines, history of area electric transport, northern terminus of the North Tyneside Steam Railway
Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens from Mowbray Park, 7th May 2002. - geograph.org.uk - 136929 Sunderland City of Sunderland Multiple Art, textiles, pottery, glass, coal mining, local history, social history, natural history, industry, geology
Washington F Pit F Pit Museum Washington City of Sunderland Technology website, Victorian steam engine, engine house and headgear for a coal mine

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