At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in Shildon - the world’s first railway town.
Locomotion offers a great setting for a fun day out, packed with stunning locomotives from the national collection, alongside a conservation workshop, cafe and gift shop.
Group members can enjoy a 10 per cent discount in the Gift Shop - excluding books and models purchases.
Groups can pre-order breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea from our cafe. Please ask for details.
For further information, please get in touch with us Locomotion
Advance booking is essential for group visits.
All images (c) The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum Group
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Wednesday - Sunday||Open|
* Extended opening hours during school holidays (please see our website for details). Closed 24–26 December.
- Access Statement - Locomotion is a wheelchair accessible site
- Groups: Lunch Catered For - Group of 15 or more: Please order at least 7 days in advance of your visit and let us know of any dietary requirements when you make the booking.
- 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
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
- Regional and Miscellaneous Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021