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
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Disabled Access


Full Description

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!

Contact & Location

Operator:The National Railway Museum
Durham DL4 2RE
Contacts: 01904 685 780
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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

Upcoming Events

23 Sep-24 Sep 2017 Steampunk Spectacular

Join us for a Grand Exhibition of Victorian locomotive contraptions! Get on board cabs of selected steam…

01 Oct 2017 Shildon Vintage Vehicle Rally

The museum presents a day of fabulous vintage vehicles.

07 Oct-08 Oct 2017 Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition

Organised in conjunction with the Shildon Model Railway Club: Model railway displays of various subject…

30 Oct-09 Nov 2017 Classic Bus Display

In association with Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society, Locomotion presents a display of…

18 Nov-19 Nov 2017 Autumn Toy Fair

A collection of traders will be at Locomotion selling model railways, railwayana, collectibles, and more!…

This entry was last updated on 9th September 2017

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