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.


However, Our Usual Regular Opening Hours are:

Monday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm then 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Wednesdays: 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Thursday: (closed)

Friday: 1:00pm - 11:00pm

Saturday: 12:00noon - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

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. 

Watch "The Full Works":

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.

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