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Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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Shildon
County Durham
DL4 1PQ

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.

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    375
  • Very Good
    224
  • Average
    72
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    14

Recent Reviews:

  • Irenka G
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    we have been back here at least 4 - 5 times... !
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 26th September 2016
    The train collection here is brilliant, worth a visit whether you are into trains of the past or not....there is also some other items that give a feel of life in the past and the museum side is also... Read full review
  • KarlDouglass
    North Shields, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic. If you like trains, that is.
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 26th September 2016
    Smaller than the corresponding museum in York (the main space is possibly a little smaller than one of the halls there), it was however just as enjoyable. A good selection of trains, from... Read full review
  • Steve L
    Townsville, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great value but could be improved on
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 23rd September 2016
    There is not much free in this world but this has free entry and free car parking. There are some impressive exhibits but no major known pieces. The highlight for us was the carriage used by royalty... Read full review

Facilities

Provider Features

  • Indoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

  • 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)
DayTimes
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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Sunday, 16th October 2016 - Sunday, 16th October 2016

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