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Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon

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Address: Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1388 777999
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Ideal visit for Families

Nice place to visit. Plenty of Trains to see and have a cuppa. On certain days you can have a ride on the Train.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit. Plenty of Trains to see and have a cuppa. On certain days you can have a ride on the Train.

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Darlington rail museum the previous day. This came a poor second. Admittedly the main shed was being prepared for Christmas so maybe just maybe that explains why some model train displays were not working or covered up.no greeting from staff at entry,carried on chatting to each other, engines bumper to bumper with minimum explanation,walkways at the side but barriers... More 

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Castleford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit here and it was a very pleasant one, even if your not a rail enthusiast. Plenty to see inside and on a par with York NRM. There is a cafe inside too and has reasonable prices.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful historic place. I absolutely love the trains there. Shame the staff doing the tours were reading from a script (rather than taking the time to learn it). I nonetheless loved the Steampunk event there. Lots of fabulous costume there and great energy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something for Shildon to be proud of,a pity it has to play second fiddle to York. A credit to the hard work of the enthusiastic people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for the first time for the lego exhibition, we're regulars at the big sister museum in York and will visit this one again and again too! Great, friendly service, exhibits well looked after and presented.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for the Lego show November 12th and was really impressed. Even without the Lego exhibition on it's easy to see why this is the number one thing to do in Shildon. Free entry but a £3 donation recommended. The train models are really impressive, a large amount of parking, great toilet and eating facilities. Makes for a fantastic couple... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for the first time this week, on a weekday morning. Arrived late morning and could not believe the loudness of the drilling going on in the hall. I wasn't expecting an oasis of calm but this noise was appalling - so loud and intrusive I was unable to hold a conversation with my husband. There was a group of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Museum to do some research for homework. The Museum was interesting. We watched a video film about snow clearing which was good. There're lots of different engines from very old steam ones like the Sans Pareil built by Timothy Hackworth, to English Electric modern electric locomotives. There were lots of carriages including one for Queen Alexandra.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere well worth a visit even for non enthusiasts. Queen Alexander's train gave a wonderful glimpse into how royalty travelled.

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