At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town.
The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place to explore the rich seam of local railway history and discover how the railways have changed all our lives.
Free admission tickets are now available to book.
To help maintain social distancing, we’re limiting the number of people who can visit each day. To help us manage this, please book free tickets in advance. Please help us to keep everyone safe by wearing a face covering when indoors at the museum, unless you are exempt. Please observe social distancing, and follow one-way routes around the museum.
Free admission and free parking. Please book your ticket in advance.
- Regional and Miscellaneous North East England Tourism Awards - Tourism Event of the Year - Bronze 2014
- Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2017
- Regional and Miscellaneous Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
- Visit Britain We're Good To Go 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Travelers Choice 2021
- Very Good347
- taster383Hebburn, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyStill riding an outdated TrainTuesday, 19th October 2021Used to be my favorite museum. Now, however they are still riding the Covid Train- enforcing a booking system (why!? It used to be walk in!), still got silly walking routes in place with some... Read full review
- Rita4801Derbyshire, United KingdomA hidden gemSunday, 24th October 2021This is a relatively small offshoot of the NRM but the exhibits are beautiful, well interpreted, and we spent a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours exploring. Read full review
- therichastillStevenage, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelEducationalMonday, 22nd November 2021If you are hoping for a Kylie Minogue tribute you will be disappointed ;) I visited by train and the Museum is right next to the railway line. Trains run hourly from Bishop Auckland to Saltburn via... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking
|2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
Map & 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.