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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:

  • bridgeman17
    York, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Highlight was a bacon sandwich
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 29th November 2016
    Visited Darlington rail museum the previous day. This came a poor second. Admittedly the main shed was being prepared for Christmas so maybe just maybe that explains why some model train displays... Read full review
  • TravelmanCastleford
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 24th November 2016
    First visit here and it was a very pleasant one, even if your not a rail enthusiast. Plenty to see inside and on a par with York NRM. There is a cafe inside too and has reasonable prices. Read full review
  • teacup147
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Wonderful historic place
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 22nd November 2016
    Wonderful historic place. I absolutely love the trains there. Shame the staff doing the tours were reading from a script (rather than taking the time to learn it). I nonetheless loved the Steampunk... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

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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