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 Good320
- HonestreviewerlikemeTrip Type:Solo travelLove this placeWednesday, 12th June 2019Great place with free parking and free entry(donations welcome and no harassment) you can take a picnic good cafe. Really comes alive when model train shoes and Lego events are on, look forward to... Read full review
- mummybaby05Durham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGreatSaturday, 15th June 2019Nice little day out. Free and easily accessible with the pram. Breastfeeding friendly stickers on the door when you come in which makes a nice touch for breastfeeding mums. Toilets reasonably clean... Read full review
- _alanrigby70St Helens, United KingdomGreat Railway MuseumSunday, 16th June 2019This is a smaller version of York Railway Museum but is still a great place to visit. The engines and coaches here are all from York but are unable to be displayed there because of space.There is a... Read full review
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Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Free parking
|2019 Summer (1 Apr 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
|2018/19 Winter (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)|
|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.