Locomotion

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Locomotion
Dale Road Industrial Estate
Shildon
County Durham
DL4 2RE

Tel: +44 01904 685780

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Class 66 No. 66779 on outdoor display

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

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 MiscellaneousTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    545
  • Very Good
    307
  • Average
    98
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • RaS141
    Greater Sydney, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Trains, trains and more trains
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 1st December 2018
    My 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
  • Burty4747
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 8th December 2018
    This 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 H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Revel in Rail
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th December 2018
    Love 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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Access Information

Opening Times

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