What's onLocomotion

Current and upcoming events, exhibitions, talks and tours. Our refurbished cafe is now open.

Talks and tours

Hackworth Cottage at Locomotion Shildon

Cradle of the Railways Tour

Discover Shildon's railway heritage by accessing our buildings at Locomotion.

Free for all

01 Jul 2015 - 31 Dec 2016

Family activities

Shildon Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala

Guest locomotives, live steam and cab access.

Free for all

19 Sep 2015 - 20 Sep 2015


Steampunk spectacular at locomotion shildon

Steampunk Spectacular

The first ever Steampunk Spectacular comes to Shildon this September.

Free for all

26 Sep 2015 - 27 Sep 2015

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster