Locomotion - reopens Tuesday 28th July

Dale Road Industrial Estate
County Durham

Tel: +44 01904 685780

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Locomotion Festival of Steam

Guide Prices

Free admission and free parking.


  • 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
  • Visit BritainWe're Good To Go We're Good To Go 2020



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • demelza1770
    Kelso, United Kingdom
    Great for husbands!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th March 2020
    We spent a whole morning here at my husbands request. I couldn't believe it was free entry! Warm, clean and well laid out which wasn't what I was expecting. My husband loitered lol morning- lots to... Read full review
  • 186478Marilyn
    Newcastle, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great afternoon Out!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th March 2020
    Smashing venue, great staff, free entry, plenty to see and do for all ages. Cafe/ restaurant reasonably priced and clean,nice staff. Plenty of free parking. Thoroughly recommend and we will return. Read full review
  • paulyfb
    Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th March 2020
    Well come and have a look around. There’s plenty to see here and you can touch history. And it’s free to get in. There’s a gift shop and cafe. There’s also other things to see. If you like train... Read full review



  • Access Statement - Please see below

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking

Access Information

Opening Times

* Details of revised Summer 2020 opening dates - please check website also:
The museum will be open 11.00–16.00 until further notice.
Tuesday 28 July
Thursday 30 July
Saturday 1 August
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Open all week except Tuesdays

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.


 Locomotion Festival of SteamRail Rocks!, ShildonA walk linking local geology with the railways.

guided tour locomotionLocomotion: Guided Tours, ShildonJoin one of our knowledgable guides for a tour exploring the fascinating stories behind the objects on display at Locomotion. Free Tour, every weekday 11:00 - 16:00. Suitable for all ages. Call 01904 685 780 to confirm tour.

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