museums and attractions

Railways / Railway Museum

Locomotion

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70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection. Discover more about Shildon's role as the world's first railway town and the life of railway pioneer Timothy Hackworth.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Operator

The National Railway Museum

Address

Dale Road Industrial Estate Shildon Co. Durham DL4 2RE

  • 01904 685 780
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Open days

Daily. Summer 1000-1700. Winter 1000-1600. (Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan 2020.)

Travel

By Bus: 1, 5

By Rail: Shildon / 300 yards

Meet trailblazing engineers and ordinary people who made their ideas reality, as you uncover the story of Shildon's role in the development of Britain's railways.

Encounter impressive locomotives and futuristic experimental engines from the collection.

Events

Wed 27th - Sun 31st Mar 2019: GL5 Rally

See fantastic model steam and diesel engines in action in this five-day event. The Ground Level 5” Gauge Main Line Association is back with another…

Miniature Railway / Models

Sat 4th - Mon 6th May 2019: Festival of Steam

Spectacular three-day celebration of magnificent engines.

Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 26th - Mon 27th May 2019: Meccano Magic

Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Enjoy an amazing array of Meccano models in static, mechanised and remote-controlled displays. It’s creative construction at its finest.

Models / Railways

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Jun 2019: Shildon Model Railway Club Open Exhibition

Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Discover a world of carefully crafted railway miniatures alongside the full-size engines in our Collection Building. Admire club members’ handiwork…

Models / Railways

Sun 11th Aug 2019: Classic Bus Rally

Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Step back in time with a display of classic and modern buses, presented by Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society. Travel through decades…

Buses / Railways

Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Sep 2019: Shildon Gala

Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co. Durham, DL4 2RE.
Tel: 01904 685 780.

Railways

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