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
    599
  • Very Good
    338
  • Average
    101
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • NP819
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Small but well worth a visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 14th November 2019
    Large, free carpark and free admission so definately worth a visit. Warm and airy with well laid out displays and information boards. The staff are friendly and helpful. The cafe serves a good range... Read full review
  • boydy73
    Darlington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Interesting
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st November 2019
    This is one of our Grandsons favourite places and has been since he toddled now 3yrs 6mts. It's such an interesting place with a variety of activities and it's lovely to see him progress to know been... Read full review
  • David C
    Worcester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A brilliant surprise
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 22nd November 2019
    Called in whilst visiting Durham. A very unique museum & a fantastic Deltic to see. Well done. A superb place for train geeks Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2019/20 Winter (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
2020 Summer (1 Apr 2020 - 1 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* 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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