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.


Operator: The National Railway Museum

Address: Dale Road Industrial Estate Shildon Co. Durham DL4 2RE

  • Telephone: 033 0058 0058
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  • Website: View website

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Open Days & Times

Wed-Sun 1000-1600. (Closed 25-26 Dec.) Summer: closes 1700. Visit website for more details.


  • By Bus: 1, 5
  • By Rail: Shildon / 300 yards


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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