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Hackworth House

Part of Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Timothy Hackworth (1786–1850) was a colliery blacksmith who became involved in early locomotive building. He moved to Shildon in 1825 to become the resident engineer on the soon-to-be opened Stockton & Darlington Railway.

He was a prominent Methodist, and his house is now part of Locomotion, which interprets his role in the development of the railways and Shildon through contemporary displays.


Additional visitor information
NRM Shildon is a large, partially open-air site containing several buildings and three car parks (one for disabled drivers). Orange numbered orientation signs direct visitors to the museums and facilities.


Shildon
Co Durham
DL4 1PQ

Opening
Free admission. Summer (April–Sept) 10am–5pm;
Winter (Oct–Mar) until 4pm; Closed 24–27 Dec
and 1 Jan.

Contact
Tel: 01388 777999
Fax: 01388 771448
Email: shildon@nrm.org.uk
Website: www.nrm.org.uk/PlanaVisit/VisitShildon.aspx

Getting there [NZ219541]
Locomotion is a 10-min walk from Shildon
town centre.
Car: SATNAV: DL4 2RE for main car park. Follow
the brown tourist signs from A689 towards Bishop
Auckland (Rushyford/Eden Arms Roundabout) or
from A688 (Bishop Auckland) at roundabout onto
West Auckland Road (A6072) or take Junction
58 on A1(M) onto the A68 (for Corbridge) and
follow the Locomotion signs (15 mins).
Train: 3-min walk from Shildon Station.
For train times, visit: northernrail.org
Bus: Regular services run from Bishop Auckland
(eg Arriva 5) and Darlington (eg Arriva 1).


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