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 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 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Very Good342
- demelza1770Hawick, United KingdomGreat for husbands!Friday, 6th March 2020We spent a whole morning here at my husbands request. I couldn't believe it was free entry! Warm, clean and well laid out which wasn't what I was expecting. My husband loitered lol morning- lots to... Read full review
- 186478MarilynNewcastle, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGreat afternoon Out!Friday, 6th March 2020Smashing venue, great staff, free entry, plenty to see and do for all ages. Cafe/ restaurant reasonably priced and clean,nice staff. Plenty of free parking. Thoroughly recommend and we will return. Read full review
- paulyfbBishop Auckland, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesCooolSunday, 15th March 2020Well come and have a look around. There’s plenty to see here and you can touch history. And it’s free to get in. There’s a gift shop and cafe. There’s also other things to see. If you like train... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking
|2020 Summer (1 Apr 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|2019/20 Winter (4 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00|
* 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.