How to get hereLocomotion
Three minutes walk from Shildon Station. For train times, visit northernrail.org
Please be aware that Spout Lane is expected to be closed 22 December 2013. See road closure map issued by Durham County Council.
If you are travelling to the museum via Middridge please follow the diversion signs through Middridge Lane onto Albert Street and follow yellow traffic diversion signs.
If you are travelling to the museum via Shildon Town Centre please travel west on Main Street and turn left onto Byerley Road and follow the yellow diversion signs or brown heritage signs.
Free parking. 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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NRM Shildon, "Locomotion", Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 1PQ
• 10am - 5pm in summer (April-September)
• 10am - 4pm during winter (October-March)
• 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.