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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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousVisit County Durham Official Partner Visit County Durham Official Partner 2016


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • pforr306
    Llanybydder, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 10th October 2016
    Good stock of locos, carriages, wagons and ephemera. Particularly good re story of coal wagons used in the area. Good refreshments and loos. Read full review
  • brian w
    Stanley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Free day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 4th October 2016
    Fab for a day not as big as York but children who loves train will love this and the children IE adults lol Read full review
  • Peter C
    Hartlepool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Excellent free attraction
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 2nd October 2016
    What a refreshing change, excellent attraction and it's free. A must to see some locomotive history and educate the kids in an enjoyable way. Read full review


Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Hot and cold food, self service and vending machines.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 60
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Opening Times

2016 Summer (28 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016)
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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