Facilities

Facilities

There is ample free parking close by at Broken Scar picnic area next to Tees Cottage Pumping Station. At the entrance to the site, we have a small shop selling souvenirs and guidebooks.

Our grounds and part of our buildings are accessible for disabled visitors, but the stairs to upper floors are steep and narrow.

We allow photography outside and inside our buildings, still or video, with flash if desired, all at no charge. However, for safety reasons, we do not allow tripods or similar at public openings.

Tea Room

On public steaming days, light refreshments can be bought on site in the Tea Rooms. This service is provided entirely by volunteers.

The Tea Rooms are in the Superintendent’s House, which is often known on site as ‘the Cottage’. Upstairs in the Cottage is the Archive room. There are also toilet facilities outside the Tea Rooms.

Tea Rooms Menu

HOT SNACKS

BACON SANDWICH   £2.00
SAUSAGE SANDWICH   £2.00
HOME MADE SAUSAGE ROLLS   £1.50
HOME MADE LEEK & POTATO SOUP   £2.00
SLICE OF VEGETARIAN QUICHE   £2.00
JACKET POTATO – BEANS, CHEESE or TUNA     £2.00

COLD SNACKS

FILLED ROLLS – HAM, CHEESE, TUNA   £2.00
HOME MADE CAKES – Large   £1.75
-:-     -:-        -:-                 Medium      £1.50
-:-     -:-        -:-                 Small           £1.25

CHOCOLATE BISCUITS   50p
CRISPS   50p
HARIBOS   10p

HOT DRINKS

TEA    –   CUP  £1.00                     TEA    –    POT   £1.50
HERBAL TEA   £1.00
COFFEE   £1.00
HOT CHOCOLATE    £1.00

COLD DRINKS

TINS   80p
BOTTLES   80p
CARTON JUICE   50p
SQUASH    30p
WATER   80p

ICE CREAMS

CLASSIC/STRAWBERRY CONE   75p
FREEZEPOPS   20p

Toilet & Baby Changing Facilities

We are very proud of our new toilet facilities, which were kindly built by Northumbrian Water in 2013.

The toilets are located outside of the Tea Rooms. Baby changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet.