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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
+44 1388 777999
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Great Day Out and Its Free

A great day out and a free attraction to boot. Get there early and avoid the traffic jams. Good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful Sunday afternoon

Spend a fantastic Sunday with my young grandson . Fantastic look back at railway history... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathleen R
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
+44 1388 777999
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Reviewed yesterday

A great day out and a free attraction to boot. Get there early and avoid the traffic jams. Good cafe and plenty of picnic areas

Thank BigStew
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spend a fantastic Sunday with my young grandson . Fantastic look back at railway history. History brought alive. Easily accessible, great for people of all ages.

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I visited when we found it,signing is very poor, locals told us in the end. Free Parking and Admission just leave a donation in the box near door, Plenty of Steam trains, near ones and really old ones to please everybody,shop and cafe...More

Thank Grizzly277
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not many places you can go to free these days so this was a welcome surprise although I did put money into the donation box at the door. There a a few different trains in different states of renovation. We were allowed into the...More

Thank stuart m
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wondered what was happening with these people dressed up some pushing Victorian perambulators all in strange garb with hats and goggles. They were certainly enjoying themselves as when we entered a boot sale was in progress sadly we could only enter one at a...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little museum with free entry and parking. Great to get up close and personal and informative guides. When the cafe is open will be even better

Thank 869dougw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great alternative to the museum in York, easy to find and park and a good day out. Befitting to the birth place of the railway

Thank ian s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying nearby, decided to visit here, A good museum with a good selection of exhibits. A very enjoyable visit & friendly staff.

Thank IAW2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is essentially a storage shed for items not currently on display at the NRM in York or lent to other museums. Vistors can get up close to the exhibits and watch some preservation work being undertaken. However, there is no attempt to fit...More

Thank Nezcassee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the wonderfully warm greeting in the car park, the gentle stroll to the exhibition hall through the goods yard, with an operating steam train giving rides to excited children and adults, Our visit coincided (unintentionally)with a steampunk fare, from the advertising inside there is...More

Thank M4275UNpeterw
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Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
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Yes and a overflow carpark