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.
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Free admission and free parking.
- 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 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
- Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good307
- RaS141Greater Sydney, AustraliaTrip Type:FamilyTrains, trains and more trainsSaturday, 1st December 2018My 10yo son loves trains and this was his heaven! All the trains are beautifully looked after. There are all the favourites and some really interesting carriages. The mail carriage - I never knew it... Read full review
- Burty4747Nottingham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesVisitSaturday, 8th December 2018This is an amazing place for all ages to visit if you have a love of trains. It is free (donations welcome) children will absolutely love this so much to see and there are things for them to do... Read full review
- Nicky HTrip Type:Friends getawayRevel in RailWednesday, 12th December 2018Love trains and Locomotion has a great variety including a replica of Stephenson's Rocket. The trains are all renovated to a high standard and are very interesting. We had a nice snack in the cafe... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking
|2018/19 Winter (4 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
|2019 Summer (1 Apr 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Closed 24–26 December and 1 January
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.