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
    606
  • Very Good
    341
  • Average
    101
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • davidyoung177
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Rail Museum, Shildon
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th February 2020
    Good parking and access. Varied collection of engines and carriages from different times. Nice little cafe selling tea,coffee and various other drinks together with hot and cold snacks. Week-ends... Read full review
  • vincentrX5953BE
    Excellent Museum - shame about the cafe!
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th February 2020
    This is an excellent place to take grandchildren on a rainy day in half term or really at any time. The exhibits are really excellent and so varied. The train ride is well worth the small fee of £3... Read full review
  • Crannyallan
    Prudhoe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great place to visit
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 20th February 2020
    This is a great place to take children and loco fans, there is plenty to occupy all ages and to make things better it is free entry, they do ask for a voluntary donation but whatever you do it is... 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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