Cradle of the Railways Tour
@ Locomotion – The National Railway Museum at ShildonBook Now
01 July 2015 - 31 December 2016
Subject to availability - see the Locomotion website for details
The ‘Cradle of the Railways’ free tour look at the historic buildings at the western end of the museum site and cover a lot of interesting stories linked to the life of the buildings. Our guide will provide a tour of significant points of interest.
The tours will last an hour (covering less than a mile) and incorporate the historic coal drops; the Stockton and Darlington Railway stables on the Black Boy Colliery branch; the 1857 goods shed and parcel office; Soho Shed; Hackworth House and a visit to see the original Sans Pareil locomotive, built by Timothy Hackworth in 1829 to compete in the Rainhill Trials. Access to the interior of buildings will only be available during the heritage tours.
Locomotion - The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Dale Road Industrial Estate