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Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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County Durham

Tel: +44 01388 777999

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Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Free admission and free parking.


  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction


  • Regional and MiscellaneousNorth East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014
  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • Angela A
    Trip Type:
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th January 2017
    Firstly it's free- always a bonus for cash-strapped parents trying to find a cheap day out. Secondly, it's awesome. Anybody who has the slightest interest in trains will be impressed and even if you... Read full review
  • 167Dave8
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Better than I thought
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 12th January 2017
    Despite coming from Stockton On Tees I am not by any means a train spotter or even a fan of trains, trains for me are a form of transport. However this Museum is very well set out All the exhibits... Read full review
  • Philip J
    Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great for any trainspotter of any age.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th January 2017
    Excellent range of exhibits so bring your camera and if lucky may even have a real steam engine ride. Spread over a large area the main exhibition hall would take a full afternoon to complete but... Read full review



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Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2016/7 Winter/spring (1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
2017 Summer (1 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Open daily, 10:00-17:00 during summer ( 10:00-16:00 in winter). Closed 23-26 Dec and 1 Jan. Limited opening at the Welcome end of the site during the Low Season.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A68. A68 onto the A6072 then onto the B6282 then follow brown tourism signs for the museum.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Shildon. Follow brown tourism signs for site.

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