Shildon National Railway Museum
Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, DL4 2RE, North East
The National Railway Museum in Shildon hosts an exhibition from 22nd November 2017 to 15th January 2018 featuring the actual Soyuz spacecraft that returned British Astronaut Tim Peake to Earth! You can even experience this 400km journey yourself in Virtual Reality!
And it’s free of charge! (small additional cost for VR experience)
Please note that this event has already taken place on 15/12/2017
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Fri 15th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.