Family activities

Our award-winning Museum – based in one of the world's oldest railway towns – has something for everyone.

What's on at NRM ShildonLocomotion

Always a great day out

Learn more about our railway heritage through fun interactive displays – plus more than 70 heritage rail vehicles on show.

Autumn activities

Autumn Steam Gala

Autumn Steam Gala at Locomotion Shildon

Children and their families can enjoy locomotives, cab access and live steam at this spectacular event.

Enjoy County Durham

No matter what time of year you visit County Durham, you'll always find a wide selection of events to entertain you.

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Outdoor play area

Your young ones will love letting off steam in our railway-themed outdoor play area.

Children’s Birthday Parties

Hop on board and celebrate your birthday with a super party package at Locomotion.

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