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: 01388 777 999
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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

28 May-29 May 2017 Meccano Magic

Enjoy an amazing array of Meccano models in static, mechanised and remote-controlled displays. It’s…

03 Jun-04 Jun 2017 Shildon Model Railway Club Exhibition

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

17 Jun-18 Jun 2017 Cab It!

Come down to Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon and climb aboard vehicles from the National…

This entry was last updated on 22nd February 2017