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Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Shildon
County Durham
DL4 1PQ

Tel: +44 01388 777999

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The museum offers visitors the opportunity to view many unique and historically significant railway vehicles and enjoy interactive displays. We operate on a large site stretching over 1km with both outdoor and indoor areas (however the majority of displays are indoors). We have car and coach parking at both ends of the museum site.


The "Welcome" end of site is home to historic buildings which are interpreted through contemporary displays and includes rail pioneer Timothy Hackworth's original cottage, the displays here explore the development of Shildon as a railway town.


At the "Collection" end of site there is the state of the art building housing star attractions include the APT-E tilting train, the royal train of Queen Alexandra (wife of Edward VII), NER No. 1621, Cornwall and Hardwicke and the Stirling Single No. 1, alongside various other steam engines, carriages and wagons. We also offer over 40 events per year including various classic vehicle rallies, craft and antique fairs, family events plus including our annual steam gala.

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousVisit County Durham Official Partner Visit County Durham Official Partner 2016

Opening Times

2016 Summer (28 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:00
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0017:00
Sunday10:0017:00
Bank Holiday10:0017:00

* Open daily, 10:00-17:00 during summer ( 10:00-16:00 in winter). Closed 23-26 Dec and 1 Jan. Limited opening at the Welcome end of the site during the Low Season.

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