County Durham

Tel: +44 033 0058 0058

Add Locomotion to your Itinerary

Steam train in front of the collections building at Locomotion

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* 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

Access Information


  • 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

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.