Locomotion was the first national museum to be built in the North East and opened in 2004. Sited at Shildon, the home of the first ever steam hauled passenger train which operated during the opening ceremony of the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.
Visitors to the museum can see Timothy Hackworth's pioneering locomotive "Sans Pareil", built in 1829 to compete in the Rainhill Trials. This family friendly attraction is now home to over 70 vehicles from the National Collection.
A variety of special events throughout the year. Visitors may also enjoy a ride on our passenger steam train service, on special event days throughout the year - a small charge applies (Please visit http://www.nrm.org.uk/locomotion for details of our steam timetable and steam driver packages).
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013
|2014 High Season (01/04/2014 - 28/09/2014)|
|2014/15 Low Season (29/09/2014 - 29/03/2015)|
* Closed Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th December 2013 and Wednesday 1st January 2014. Limited opening at the Welcome end of the site during the Low Season.
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