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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    565
  • Very Good
    320
  • Average
    99
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    17

Recent Reviews:

  • Honestreviewerlikeme
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Love this place
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th June 2019
    Great 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
  • mummybaby05
    Durham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 15th June 2019
    Nice 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
  • _alanrigby70
    St Helens, United Kingdom
    Great Railway Museum
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th June 2019
    This 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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Access Information

Opening Times

2019 Summer (1 Apr 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
2018/19 Winter (4 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* 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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Sunday, 27th October 2019 - Monday, 28th October 2019

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Sunday, 11th August 2019 - Sunday, 11th August 2019

Classic Bus RallyA display of buses at Locomotion.  Held in association with Aycliffe & District Bus Preservation Society.
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