A friendly members club, venue and evolving facility for the people of Shildon and beyond in the most recent home of the first Railway Institute in the world which has been in existence from 1833 to present day. 

Located on Redworth Road, New Shildon.


PLEASE NOTE: From SUN 27th SEPT admission to the Institute will be strictly limited to members only. This measure is being adopted to help protect our staff and members whilst the additional Covid-19 restrictions are in force in the North East. 

However, our latest Opening Hours are:

Monday: 1 pm to 4 pm - then - 7 pm - 10 pm

Tuesday: 7 pm - 10 pm

Wednesdays: 7 pm - 10 pm

Thursday: (closed)

Friday: 1 pm - 10 pm

Saturday: 12 noon - 10 pm

Sunday: 12 noon - 10 pm

Please note there is now no entry to the building after 9:30 pm each evening

As a building, she looks weary, but that's because she has a long story to tell.

We're running a campaign to restore our beautiful building for the community

It's a busy old world. Find out what's going on at the world's oldest Railway Institute. 

Our new film will Premiere's on YouTube on Sunday 27th September 

To commemorate the 195th Anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway  the Shildon Heritage Alliance CIC have teamed up with the Brusselton Incline Group to bring you this film

"The Story of the Brusselton Incline"

It will premiere at 10:00 am on the 27th of September featuring live chat with the maker as the film progresses - you can set a reminder on YouTube by clicking HERE and then clicking on the 'bell' symbol on the film - or simply tune in at the scheduled time

But you can watch "The Full Works" Now!:

The film we made as part of our commemoration and reunion to mark 35 years since the closure of the BREL Shildon Works which was, of course, the main reason that Shildon Railway Institute was built.

This oral history documentary features six former workers recall their time and experiences at the works in a frank and often humorous way, along with imagery of the works in its heyday as well as the present day.

The film was made at no cost by members of the Shildon Heritage Alliance CIC.

Available for Hire


The function room in our magnificent historic Railway Institute building is available for hire, perfect for family occasions, concerts or social activities

Saving Our "Stute"


Shildon Railway Institute, or the "Stute" as it's affectionately known, is without a doubt in need of a little tender care to bring it back to a condition it once enjoyed in Shildon's railway glory days.

2020 - Shildon Heritage Alliance CIC

Reg Company No. 12154211