Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon houses over 70 vehicles in its ‘Collection Building’, for which admission and parking are free. Learn about the fascinating history of the railways and so much more!
Although the ‘Collection Building’ is perhaps the main attraction for many, the museum also hosts special guided tours to the heritage end of the site. On these tours guests are taken to see railway pioneer Timothy Hackworth’s house, the Soho shed, and so much more. The tours are free of charge and last approximately one hour.
During special events the museum also hosts steam and diesel train rides. These rides take visitors on a journey between the ‘Collection Building’ and the heritage buildings, before returning. They have a small charge, but under 5s ride free!
The museum also offers steam driver experiences for as little as £80! Please contact the museum on 01904 685780 for more information.
Spectacular events, free activities, full wheelchair and pushchair access, and a fantastic range of facilities (including a café & shop) make the museum the world class attraction that it is. Free admission and free parking mean that Locomotion is a 'must-see' museum.
Explore the history of the railways and so much more at Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon.
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Free admission and free parking.
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2014
- Regional and Miscellaneous TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Regional and Miscellaneous Visit County Durham Official Partner 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good224
- Irenka GBrighton, United KingdomTrip Type:Familywe have been back here at least 4 - 5 times... !Monday, 26th September 2016The 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
- KarlDouglassNorth Shields, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyFantastic. If you like trains, that is.Monday, 26th September 2016Smaller 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 LTownsville, AustraliaTrip Type:CouplesGreat value but could be improved onFriday, 23rd September 2016There 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
- 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
- Delta accepted
- JCB accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 60
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
|2016 Summer (28 Mar 2016 - 31 Oct 2016)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 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
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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ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)
CAFETERIA / RESTAURANT
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