Facilities and accessLocomotion

We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our buildings, exhibitions and collections. If you have a question or comment about access, please call 01388 777999.

Platform 7 Café

The café offers a variety of hot and cold drinks, light bites, sandwiches, snacks and cakes.

Play/picnic area

Youngsters will love our outdoor play area. Enjoy a packed lunch at our indoor and outdoor picnic tables.

Gift shop

There's something for everyone in our gift shop, which offers a wide range of souvenirs and gifts. For railway enthusiasts, there's a comprehensive selection of videos and books. Younger visitors will enjoy browsing through our wide range of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise, including Take Along Thomas trains, playsets and accessories. Mail order is available: please contact the shop on 01388 771439 for further information.

Accessible travel

Free parking spaces are available at a designated car park beside the Collection building. Free car parking on site.

The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible, however it is a partially open-air site and occasionally it may be necessary to use outdoor footpaths up to 1km in length in order to access all of our buildings.

Accessible facilities

Emergency exits use symbols to aid reading by the visually impaired.

Wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities in all areas are equipped with handrails and emergency cords. We have a limited number of wheelchairs available to hire. To pre-book call 01388 771439.


Sorry, no dogs allowed except support dogs.

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NRM Shildon, "Locomotion", Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 1PQ

Opening Times
10am - 5pm in summer (28 March -October) 10am - 4pm in winter (October-March) Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

Where to stay

For information on a range of accommodation throughout the County, from camping to luxury hotels, visit the official tourism website for County Durham.

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