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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lovely place and great for kids with a safe park onsite there is a decent loco collection and have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
andrew r
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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As a interested railway enthusiast I visited the locomotion museum. I have to say I was not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
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All reviews free entry on display play area few hours couple of hours nice cafe worth a visit steam engine interesting exhibits special events modern building great place to visit flying scotsman rainy day all ages the national railway museum car park
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place and great for kids with a safe park onsite there is a decent loco collection and have events through the year Nice cafe on site and vrry clean

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andrew r
Reviewed 4 days ago

As a interested railway enthusiast I visited the locomotion museum. I have to say I was not disappointed. A great selection of rolling stock ,old engines of years gone by, including Locomotion number 1. A very half staff and guides to show visitors around. A...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wharty970
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its ok if you like trains but could be made better more interesting if they somehow brought the past to life ie maybe on special days invite the school children or historians to dress up in the old fashion clothes, old market stalls etc, anything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stephendack09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being in Stockton for a few days, we went to Shildon specifically as it was close by. An amazing museum very well set out in the refurbished engine shed. All is well explained and the exhibits are well kept and looked after. Recommend visit our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndrzejW561
Reviewed 12 December 2018

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 8 December 2018 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 December 2018

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 30 November 2018

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 19 November 2018

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 17 November 2018

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
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Laura V
12 February 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
20 March 2017|
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