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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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Excellent collection

Part of the national rail museum this place was really good especially as it has extensive free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DINKEtravellers
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Warrington, Cheshire
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Excellent

I visited on May Bank Holiday this year and there was a special railway fair on, with lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria N
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Locomotion Shildon, Shildon, Bishop Auckland DL4 1PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Part of the national rail museum this place was really good especially as it has extensive free parking and is free to enter. The exhibits were well labelled with lots of information. Cafe and shop and good access for disabled visitors.

Thank DINKEtravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited on May Bank Holiday this year and there was a special railway fair on, with lots of stalls selling everything from model railway bits and pieces to antiques. There was a great selection of trains inside and out. The museum is really huge....More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is part of the National Railway Museum at York. Among the interesting exhibits in a Crusader tank on a warflat, a snowplough, and the loco that pulled Winston Churchill's funeral train.

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This exhibition is well worth a visit. Locos, carriages and wagons are from the earliest to the latest days of railway history, including a surviving tilting train and a Battle of Britain locomotive. All in beautiful condition. All the exhibits have a summary of their...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great visit finish of with a nice trip to the lovely cafe fresh food with very keen staff happy to help

Thank hammerhead_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst at Durham, this was a "must visit". Travelled from Durham along country lanes. Car parking and entry are free. I wandered around the exhibits outside first and nice to see a Class J21 65033 - the first of that class by Worsdell. (That would...More

Thank Dormouse39
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Considering that the museum is free it is well worth a visit. Its not too far off the A1. Clearly you have got to like trains, but there is a good selection (its an offshoot of the museum in York and doesn't compare in terms...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

realy good for kids plenty to do and see i took my grandchildren and they loved it they drew pictures coloured in had a look at all the trains even entered some

Thank shazzy1211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry and car park free the locomotive and carriages well kept and interesting and if you get the right member of staff it can be very informative. The model train layouts were a waste of time most were covered over. In the NRM York there...More

Thank Armitnow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take your young children especially in summer when different event are on. My son loves the place!

Thank Kathy A
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F7004ZZanon
Would two hours be enough to see and do everything?
20 March 2017|
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Response from Graham C | Reviewed this property |
Yes more than enough
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Adele F
Is it suitable for wheel chair users
21 September 2016|
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
Yes..
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Mo S
Is there plenty of parking
17 January 2016|
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Response from hugh f | Reviewed this property |
Yes and a overflow carpark
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