How to get hereLocomotion
Please note during the Shed Bash event (23-31 July) be no free public parking at the museum. Park & Ride services will be available from Hardwick Park (TS21 2DN) and Bishop Auckland college (DL14 6JZ) at a charge of £3 per person. See this page for more details.
Three minutes walk from Shildon Station. For train times, visit northernrail.org
To find us follow the brown tourist signs:
- From A689 towards Bishop Auckland (Rushyford/Eden Arms Roundabout)
- From A688 (Bishop Auckland) at roundabout onto West Auckland Road (A6072)
- Take Junction 58 on A1(M) onto the A68 (for Corbridge) and follow the Locomotion signs. We're just 15 minutes from the A1(M).
Satnav users: use the postcode DL4 2RE for the main car park. This will direct you to the small industrial estate that's next to the museum: follow the road into the industrial estate, and the car park is the last turn on the left.
Locomotion is a ten minute walk from Shildon town centre. The museum’s first building, 'Welcome', is located on the corner of Soho Street (see map).
Walking around the Museum site: the museum is a large partially open-air site containing several buildings and three car parks (one disabled car park). When on-site, please follow the museum's orange numbered orientation signs to find your way around. A 3D site map is displayed in ‘Welcome’ (building #1). For further help and assistance, please speak to a member of staff.
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Please view location details for NRM Shildon at Google Maps' website.
NRM Shildon, "Locomotion", Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 2RE
• 10am - 4pm during winter (October-March)
• 10am - 5pm in summer (April-September)
• Closed 24-27 Dec and 1 Jan
Where to stay
For information on a range of accommodation throughout the County, from camping to luxury hotels, visit the official tourism website for County Durham.