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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:

  • Becci H
    Trip Type:
    Great for a young train fan
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
    Great introduction to museums for a train fan, we visited here before the main museum in York. Fantastic display and brilliant outdoor play area. Only downside is the cafe wasn't great! Read full review
  • 189weloveholidaysxxx
    Essex, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st August 2016
    We easily got our short ride (for 5 pounds each) no queuing whatsoever which we had highly anticipated.. so organised and professional and we can say now we have been on this legendary locomotive and... Read full review
  • Likestotravelallover
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fantastic Place
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 19th August 2016
    What a fantastic place that is full of history and facts. The staff are all well trained and can answer your questions if you want to know more about the beautiful machines that are housed within... 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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