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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Revel in Rail

Love trains and Locomotion has a great variety including a replica of Stephenson's Rocket. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nicky H

This is an amazing place for all ages to visit if you have a love of trains. It is free (donations... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
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All reviews free entry on display great place to visit flying scotsman play area few hours couple of hours nice cafe worth a visit steam engine interesting exhibits special events modern building rainy day all ages the national railway museum car park
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Reviewed yesterday

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 and the staff were very welcoming and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nicky H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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 - colouring and games to play....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 operated like that. Royal carriages. A fantastic museum for young,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RaS141
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasantly interesting small site of historical interest. Mostly under cover. Some exhibits in good nick, some gracefully rusting away.. nice coffee shop with train seats, and normal ones.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank neverlate2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit, sometimes special exhibits like Flying Scotsman watch for upcoming events, small shop to purchase model trains, posters, and calendars

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gill B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nicely laid out with lots of interesting exhibits. We had a very knowledgeable guide to show us around who explained a lot of stuff which we would otherwise have missed. Nice little cafe alongside as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Davancar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled 35 miles to visit a museum I’d never been to, and I wasn’t to disappointed....the exhibits are a source of wonder, and I’m constantly amazed that what I see before me is all reconstituted from the earth, in one form or another...fascinating and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

A Great place to go at half term to show the kids the days of mighty engineering, especially the Heritage of the North East .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have visited the Railway Museum at York and was keen to visit this smaller exhibition. I was not disappointed by the exhibits on display and would certainly recommend this exhibition. All that is missing is the smell of engine oil. In addition the exhibition...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank d4ducky
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Quite hard to find as there is an overspill car park a long way from the museum (very misleading). We were surprised that entrance was free although donations are accepted. Plenty of trains of all types and ages on display plus lots of things for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 12, 2018|
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Response from 123Tammy9 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late reply. I am not on here all that much. I was there for work, with a group of autistic young people, we didn't use the cafe. However I bought something in the gift shop and they took a payment card, so I... More
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