Discover Shildon’s historic place in the industrial revolution with this circular walk between the key sites in the world’s first railway town though the story of the Stockton & Darlington Railway and Timothy Hackworth.
This circular walk will take around 3-4 hours to complete at a gentle pace. We will start outside the collection building at Locomotion at 10am and begin our walk through the museum site discovering the history of the surviving buildings. The walk will take the route of one of the original rope hauled branch lines serving Black Boy quarry, taking in the Shildon Tunnel and then taking a return route through town via an original coach station. The tour will then look at how the railway shaped the lives of the people who worked on it and the town of Shildon.
Comfortable walking shoes are required. We will meet outside the front of the Locomotion collection building at 10am. Museum is signed from main road.
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