The Goods Shed

This Grade II* listed building is the gateway to Hopetown Darlington.

Originally constructed in 1833, we think this is the second-oldest goods shed remaining in the country. This building was originally used for handling freight in the early days of the Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR). 

Now restored, The Goods Shed is home to the Clocktower Café, Hopetown Goods & Gifts and a digital media experience. Plus, look out for the working model railway!

Clocktower Café

Located in the Goods Shed, the Clocktower Café is the perfect place for freshly prepared and locally-sourced meals and treats

Hopetown Goods and Gifts

Gifts from time travel curiosities to pocket money toys, and everything in-between

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Set in characterful surroundings, Hopetown Darlington is the perfect space to hire for any occasion - whether for work or play