museums and attractions

Railways / Railway Museum



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.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


The National Railway Museum


Dale Road Industrial Estate Shildon Co. Durham DL4 2RE

  • 01904 685 780
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Open days

Daily. Apr-Oct 1000-1700. Nov-Mar 1000-1600. (Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan.)


By Bus: 1, 5

By Rail: Shildon / 300 yards

At Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon there are more than 70 railway heritage vehicles from the National Collection on display! You will also find an indoor picnic area, the 'Platform Seven Café', gift shop, and outdoor play area.

Catering for everyone, the museum has free entry and free parking!


Sat 8th - Sun 9th Dec 2018: Festive Fun weekend

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

Visit website for more details.  

Railways / Christmas Fayre

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