County Durham

Tel: +44 033 0058 0058

Add Locomotion to your Itinerary

Locomotives at Locomotion, one blue, two yellow and grey  Image copyright - The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum Group


  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021




  • Access Statement - Locomotion is a wheelchair accessible site


  • Groups: Lunch Catered For - Groups can pre order breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea option Dietary requirements to be confirmed one week prior to visit
  • Groups: Refreshments Catered For

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Onsite - Free
  • On site parking - Free parking

Travel & Trade

  • Groups: Booking Essential
  • Groups: Concessions for Coach Driver, Group Organiser, Tour Guide or Group Supervisor(s) - Refreshment voucher for coach driver, collect from the welcome desk

Access Information

Opening Times

2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Wednesday - Sunday10:30 - 16:00

* Extended opening hours during school holidays (please see our website for details). Over the 2021 Christmas holiday, we will be closed on 24, 25, 26 December.

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.