Locomotion

Locomotion
Dale Road Industrial Estate
Shildon
County Durham
DL4 2RE

Tel: +44 01904 685780

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Locomotion Festival of Steam

Guide Prices

Free admission and free parking.

Awards

  • 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 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousTrip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    580
  • Very Good
    330
  • Average
    100
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • 123clivew
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great place to visit and free too! (But do make a donation)
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th August 2019
    Great place to visit, lots of great engines and mounds of amazing information. Sadly not a great place to eat, limited menu and the food that was on display looked dried up and unappetizing. Read full review
  • boydy73
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th August 2019
    From arriving to leaving a great place for any one from very young to the elderly. Plenty of room to move around even at busy times. You can watch work taking place on engines, trucks and carriages... Read full review
  • XJGB
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Very good visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th August 2019
    I caught the train to Shildon and it's a 5 minute walk to Locomotion. I went round in about 45 minutes and took lots of photos. Informative displays about the start of the railways and history since... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2019 Summer (1 Apr 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
2018/19 Winter (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Closed 24–26 December and 1 January

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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