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)


Friday 30th March 9am - 5.30pm
Saturday 31st March 9am - 5.30pm
Easter Sunday Closed
Easter Monday 10am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 3rd April 8am - 7pm
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!

March 2018

Saturday 24th March
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Axminster Trade Series AT107PT Planer Thicknesser With Mark Stewart

Join Mark in store where he will be giving a comprehensive run-through of the Axminster Trade Series AT107PT Planer Thicknesser.

Mark will take you through the benefits of spiral cutting technology which is one of the options for this machine. He will also be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have about the planer thicknesser range available in the North Shields store.

Saturday 31st March
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Back to Basics - Get Hands On With Hammers

Join us for the first in our ‘Back To Basics’ series. In March, we have our first in the series with all our stores focusing on Hammers. Our in-store experts will provide a detailed demonstration of all popular hammer styles - describing their unique features and use in a variety of applications. We’ll look at the materials used in the manufacture of heads and handles and consider characteristics such as weight, balance, grip and striking action. Don’t miss this chance to get ‘hands on’ with a wide range of some of the world’s best-known hammer brands - as we go back to basics with these very familiar yet seldom explained hand tools.

April 2018

Saturday 21st April to Sunday 22nd April
9:00am - 5:00pm

Chris Fisher - The Blind Woodturner

For the first time we would like to welcome Chris Fisher 'The Blind Woodturner' to the North Shields store

Chris is one of only three totally blind woodturners on the professional woodturning scene and he will be demonstrating turning techniques on both Saturday and Sunday in store.

Chris produces some fantastic work and his story is truly inspirational, proving that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Chris will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and will demonstrate turning techniques that he has developed over his relatively short time in turning.

This will be an amazing weekend of woodturning and should not to be missed.

Saturday 28th April
10:00am - 4:00pm

North Shields Store - Back to Basics - Sawing

In April, we feature the second of our Back to Basics series as we take a closer look at one of the oldest and most trusted tools in the woodworker’s chest - the hand saw. Still a favourite of skilled trade professionals, hand saws provide precision, speed and convenience which often rivals the performance of power saws. Throughout April, we invite you to rediscover the versatility of hand saws at special workstations in our stores and to attend any of our national demonstrations on Saturday 28th, hosted by our in-store experts. Please feel free to drop into this demonstration at any time between 10am - 4pm - we’ll be serving up bite-size Back to Basics info throughout the day!

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