Hackworth House

Shildon, County Durham

Opening Times

The building is currently inaccessible but can be viewed from the outside every day, as part of the walk around the Locomotion in Shildon museums site.



Toilets available


Parking available

Timothy Hackworth
Photo credit: National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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.