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.

By rail

Three minutes walk from Shildon Station. For train times, visit

By bus 

Regular bus services run from Bishop Auckland and Darlington. Arriva Services number 1 (from Darlington) and number 5 (from Bishop Auckland) stop on Dale Road, just outside Locomotion.

For further information and timetables, see this map or use the journey planner on the Traveline site. 

By car

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

Opening Times
• 10am - 4pm during winter (October-March)
• 10am - 5pm in summer (April-September)
• Closed 24-26 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.

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