Copyright © All rights reserved. Made By Serif. Terms of use
All Photos are the Copyright © of Kenneth Hodgson.
Friends of the
National Railway Museum
North East Branch
Supporting                         at Shildon
Home. What We Do. Achievements. MGR Wagon. LOCOMOTION. Photo Gallery. Contact Us. News.
We need you...
    If you would like more information please come along on a Tuesday morning and have a chat with us over a cup of coffee.
    We would like more people to join the Friends to help us to ensure that people visiting the museum, will enjoy the experience.

Locomotion’s new building draws on the aesthetic of an engine shed, linking it back to Shildon’s history as the world’s first railway town. Simple in design and occupying a footprint of 2000m2, the new building will accommodate an additional 45 vehicles from the national collection. These will be displayed on three pairs of tracks allowing visitors to easily see the vehicles and learn about their history and significance.

The new building will be located on the site immediately to the west of the existing museum on the brownfield site locally known as “Ashfields”. In its current state, the site detracts from the local area and also impacts negatively on the overall museum visitor experience. The new building provides an important opportunity to re-use the land and contribute to the transformation of this area of Shildon.

For more information go to