Shildon—The cradle of the Railways
How did a sleepy County Durham town become so vital to the story of the railways?
Be transported by highlights from our collection which tell compelling stories of the railways in Shildon and beyond.
From diminutive personal objects to giants of rail engineering, discover more about the important historical objects we care for.
Meet trailblazing engineers and ordinary people who made their ideas reality, as you uncover the story of Shildon's role in the development of Britain's railways.