LocomotionShildon, County Durham
This nicely interactive experience brings the last 200 years of rail fully to life in one's mind, assisted in no small part by the atmosphere of one of the world's oldest railway towns, transporting passengers since 1825! The exhibits and facilities are pleasingly modern however, with an ever changing range of high class exhibits and galleries related to rail.
An adventure playground helps the kids blow off steam and get in some imagination play inspired by the surrounding grandeur. There's also a Tots and Trains session held in the Stobart Room from 10:30 to 12:00 every weekday during term time, where under 6s can enjoy games, jigsaws and dress up facilities. This is free too!
The Platform 7 cafe (it's name, not it's location) offers hot and cold refreshments but there's also a picnic area next to the adventure playground so you can bring your own lunch if you wish. There's also a well-stocked gift shop with options for both the casual tourist and the serious train-spotter, so be sure to bring your pocket money!
Summer (From 25th March)
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 24th - 26th December & 1st January
Pricing & Tickets
Book in advance for cheapest tickets
Find other attractions similar to Locomotion by visiting our attraction tickets section.
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Use the postcode DL4 2RE for the main car park.