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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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Interesting Museum

This is free entry, and we took a group of autistic children. It doesn't take long to get around... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
Out of this world

Visit Shildon Railway Museum to see the Soyuz capsule that Tim Peake came back to Earth in this is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carl S
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
+44 1388 777999
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is free entry, and we took a group of autistic children. It doesn't take long to get around, but it is interesting, clean, and comfortable. The play area outside is a good one. There is not enough here to keep me (personally) occupied for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visit Shildon Railway Museum to see the Soyuz capsule that Tim Peake came back to Earth in this is a must see if you live in the North East.

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second visit to the NRM museum at Shildon and I still much prefer it to the main one at York. As ever, you could go onto the footplates of a couple of the locomotives where willing volunteers are happy to tell you...More

Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the trains and have been on many occasions but to visit to see the Tim Peak exhibit was a real treat. It was an innovation to me to see the vehicle that brought him back to earth and the virtual reality experience was...More

Thank JILL S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live in York. 3yo son. Very, very regular visitors to the NRM. So... when my mum and dad were visiting, we thought Shildon offered an outstanding opportunity to extend the joy of trains / the NRM without (yet) another (bl**dy) visit to the (frankly fantastic)...More

Thank quodtoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the area so popped in Great to see the locomotives and the Soyuz re-entry capsule Well laid out Worth doing for a couple of hours

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Locomotion, they have a really interesting selection of trains, many with fascinating and unique stories. The thing that really made our visit was, however, the engaging and informative tour we were given by Caroline. She gave a brilliant account...More

Thank JandR123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They say you don't get anything for free. Well that's not true with the NRM's Shildon premises. Absolutely amazing place with very informative notices and staff around if you want more information. We went when the Tim Peak space module was displayed and paid for...More

Thank Marc-Mary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great free afternoon out with toddlers, loads of space to run around and great exhibits, also a small play area. Free entry, parking and even an indoor area to take your own picnic if you don't want to use the cafe. The only downside is...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time going to the museum. Huge car park and free entrance to the museum and parking. Excellent day out. Arrived just after 11am and asked if we were too late for the guided tour - no. Keith spent time taking to us on the...More

Thank spy777
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Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
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Yes and a overflow carpark