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Railways / Railway Museum

NRM Shildon


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


Locomotion Shildon Co. Durham DL4 2RE

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Open days

Daily 28 Mar-Oct 1000-1700. Nov-Mar 1000-1600. (Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan.)


By Bus: Arriva Services No.1 (from Darlington) and No.5 (from Bishop Auckland) stop on Dale Road just outside Locomotion

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!

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