Part of Locomotion:
The National Railway
Museum at Shildon
Timothy Hackworth (1786–1850) was a
colliery blacksmith who became involved
in early locomotive building. He moved to
Shildon in 1825 to become the resident
engineer on the soon-to-be opened
Stockton & Darlington Railway.
He was a
prominent Methodist, and his house is now
part of Locomotion, which interprets his
role in the development of the railways
and Shildon through contemporary displays.
Additional visitor information
NRM Shildon is a large, partially open-air site
containing several buildings and three car parks
(one for disabled drivers). Orange numbered
orientation signs direct visitors to the museums
Free admission. Summer (April–Sept) 10am–5pm;
Winter (Oct–Mar) until 4pm; Closed 24–27 Dec
and 1 Jan.
Tel: 01388 777999
Fax: 01388 771448
Getting there [NZ219541]
Locomotion is a 10-min walk from Shildon
Car: SATNAV: DL4 2RE for main car park. Follow
the brown tourist signs from A689 towards Bishop
Auckland (Rushyford/Eden Arms Roundabout) or
from A688 (Bishop Auckland) at roundabout onto
West Auckland Road (A6072) or take Junction
58 on A1(M) onto the A68 (for Corbridge) and
follow the Locomotion signs (15 mins).
Train: 3-min walk from Shildon Station.
For train times, visit: northernrail.org
Bus: Regular services run from Bishop Auckland
(eg Arriva 5) and Darlington (eg Arriva 1).
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