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Locomotion:The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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Dale Road Industrial Estate
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:

  • Kevin A
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Proud to be british
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th March 2017
    We had an American colleague visiting and decided to take him here as he has an interest in trains, what an exhibition. Free entry and parking , he was most impressed, most American museum would... Read full review
  • Brent H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Hospitality and interest
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 26th March 2017
    I am slightly bias as for a free day out the interest of railways can be satisfied .There is a great area for children and a quiz for children as they go around. You can climb on locomotive... Read full review
  • judehaze
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Visit with grandchildren
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th March 2017
    Grandchildren loved it. Lots to see. Ideal for a rainy day because is indoors. Also, free entry - even better whenever​ you're entertaining small children Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2017 Spring (2 Jan 2017 - 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 24-26 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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