North Shields Store

North Shields Retail Park, Norham Road,
North Shields. NE29 7UJ

01915 005966

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
North Shields Store
Tool Sharpening

Tool Sharpening

Our experts can sharpen your plane blades, woodturning gouges, carving chisels...

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

These workshops offer you the opportunity to see machinery in use and get hands on.


Time to refuel?

If you're not in a hurry to leave why not take your tea break in store.

Axminster Finance

Axminster Finance

Let your tools pay for themselves - we can explain your finance options - find out more

Free Car Parking

Free Car Parking

As part of our service parking is free to all customers.

Apple Pay

Apple Pay

A simple and secure way to pay with your iPhone 6 or Apple Watch.

Click & Collect

Can’t wait for delivery? Why not collect in store!

Check store stock and reserve tools online, then collect in store

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Get involved in store

We welcome hobbyists, professionals and clubs to come along and join in and from time to time we will also have special guests and suppliers in store.

Live Workshop

Live Workshop

We have kitted out an area the size of a small garage that any enthusiast would be proud of. We understand that looking at a machine isn't always enough - live workshops offer you the opportunity to see the machines in use and get hands on.

Turning Tuesdays

Turning Tuesdays

This is your chance to see and talk about everything and anything woodturning, every Tuesday between 10am and 4pm in store.

Each week a member of the team will be available to talk turning, demonstrate and help with any queries or questions as well as giving you the chance to get hands on and have a go.

360° Virtual Tour

Step Inside...

Welcome to the North Shields store virtual tour. Providing you a great opportunity to explore all that Axminster Tools & Machinery has to offer.

View Map

Due to the Norham Road Bridge closure we would ask all our North Shields store customers to note the recommended alternative routes.

We are advised that these diversions will be in place until Spring 2018, for information visit

Map of alternative routes
North Shields Store Events


Come to an event and be inspired by our experts and special guests as they give practical demonstrations

Our free events offer a great opportunity to learn a new skill and meet like-minded people. Try the latest tools and machinery - we'll encourage you to get involved. If you need professional advice, our experts are always happy to help.

You can also expect exclusive offers throughout the store so take a look at our calendar and we'll look forward to seeing you!

January 2018

Saturday 27th January
10:00am - 4:00pm

New Hobby, New Year - New You - North Shields Store

Why not start the New Year with a New Hobby?

Join us in store as our skilled specialists show you how to make a start on wood carving and pyrography. Using a range of carving tools including the renowned Flexcut brand beginners kit and our own Axminster detail carving sets, we'll demonstrate just how easy it is to take your first steps on an exciting creative journey. On the day, we'll show just how easy it is to achieve satisfying results with pyrography - using the Antex Fire Writer kit and the Axminster Variable Output Pyrography station. Whether carving or pyrography - or both - we're sure you'll come away feeling inspired to learn an absorbing and enriching new hobby.

Saturday 27th January to Sunday 28th January
10:00am - 3:30pm

Woodturning With Andrew Hall - The Hat Man - North Shields Store

Andrew Hall will be with us for the full weekend demonstrating the art of woodturning, using the Axminster Trade Series AT2030VS lathe - one of the big beasts among woodturning lathes.

Known to many as the Hat Man, Andrew brings with him a lot of woodturning experience and creates some very unique pieces of work on the lathe.

Andrew will be on hand to demonstrate different techniques as well as answering any questions you may have. He will also show us another of his talents and indulge in a bit of guitar playing on one of his beautifully handmade guitars.

A fantastic weekend to pop down to the store!

March 2018

Saturday 10th March
10:00am - 4:00pm

Phil Irons In Action With Woodcut Tools - North Shields Store

Phil Irons is well known on both the UK and international woodturning scene.

He will be spending the day in store demonstrating tools from Woodcut, with whom he has a long association. His main focus will be on the Bowlsaver MAX3 - a tool which will enable you to get an increased output from a piece of wood. Phil will also be using Tru-Grind sharpening jigs and Pro-Forme hollowing tools.

By his own admission, Phil derives most pleasure and satisfaction from turning hollow forms. He has created some beautiful vases and incredible one-off masterpieces.

Phil also enjoys teaching and offers a number of courses at his workshop in Welford-on-Avon, Warwickshire. Courses range from beginners’ hobby level classes to the more advanced master classes on the lathe.

Pop in store anytime between 10-4pm and enjoy our FREE event.

We deliver a great experience for the hobbyist, tradesman & professional... Mark Bloomfield (Manager)
North Shields Store Manager
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