National Railway Museum Shildon

The NRM at Shildon in County Durham enables more of the National Collection – including a huge archive – to be enjoyed by new generations of railway fans.

Opened in 2004

Opened in 2004, the NRM at Shildon near Bishop Auckland in County Durham, birthplace of the modern railway, is the first national museum to be built in the North East.

National Collection

Locomotion, as it’s also known, enables more of the National Collection to be enjoyed by new generations of railway fans. With free monthly talks and tours, hands-on experiences for the family and a year-round viewing platform where you can see preservation in action, it gets you up close and personal to the world of the railways.

Search Engine

The National Railway Museum Shildon also features Search Engine, a new £4 million archive and research centre which enables visitors to view previously unseen artwork, papers, reports, photographs and small artefacts – one of the richest collections of rail material in the world.

Opening Hours

4 October – 31 March:

Daily: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Closed: 22 December - 3 January

1 April – 3 October:

Daily: 10.00am - 5.00pm


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National Railway Museum Shildon
National Railway Museum Shildon
NRM Shildon
Co Durham DL4 1PQ

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