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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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Steam gala

Enjoyed the dayout today. We saw the Flying Scotsman.The museum was free to enter. The Staff were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Full steam ahead

Suited me down to the ground as I am a bit of a railway anorak. There is a great variety of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul J
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Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
+44 1388 777999
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed the dayout today. We saw the Flying Scotsman.The museum was free to enter. The Staff were very helpfull without being nerdy . Lots to do for children.Grand day out I would recommend to others

Thank Georgew1947
Reviewed 5 days ago

Suited me down to the ground as I am a bit of a railway anorak. There is a great variety of locomotives and carriages all very well displayed in a very light and airy building. A lot of information displayed which I found very interesting....More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visted this place several times as live local. My little boy loves visting this place and enjoys getting close to the trains. Always something new to see. A hidden gem in Shildon.

Thank davidwytcherley46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited museum with grandson who loved seeing all the engines and being able to go inside some of them to have a driver's view. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank patriciamA219RK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic museum with amazing railway heritage, The Green Arrow and the Rocket are here and staff are very friendly. Most of all admission is free and it's great for people of all ages - totally awesome day out

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the National Railway Museum in York last year, we we pleasantly surprised to find this overflow museum whilst visiting County Durham. It's easily accessible with free car parking and entry and has some lovely engines on show. Would recommend to any train...More

Thank chrismephan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before I start I just want to say I love museums and I love trains and I hate leaving bad feedback but I feel in this case describing my experience is a necessary evil in the hope it leads to an improvement. I genuinely cannot...More

Thank TLR_Manchester2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting County Durham for the weekend with Godson (History Tour) we decided to stop off here. It is free and for a couple of hours you can wander around the site and then go inside and wander around all of the old Locomotives.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the kids here a few times , it's a great day out on a rainy day , cafe on site is reasonable priced .

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a smaller version of the York museum, although they have more outside space. Our girls (7&3) enjoyed the York museum last year so this year as we were in the area this one was a given. They enjoyed looking at the model railways...More

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