Pre-book your group visit and enjoy additional benefits when visiting Locomotion (applies to parties of 15 persons and over):
We offer a pre-bookable guided tour service. Our knowledgeable Explainers provide a fascinating insight into the history of the railway town of Shildon, and the Collection at Locomotion. A half day tour costs £1.55 per person, subject to a minimum charge of £26.50. It’s essential to book your guided tour in advance.
Your group can enjoy footplate access to an iconic locomotive.
Your group can enjoy a FREE steam ride at Locomotion if visiting during one of our scheduled steam days.
To enjoy these additional benefits it is essential to book in advance.
Hire a steam locomotive and your group can enjoy an exclusive steam ride - packages start from £500, for further information please call 01388 771445.
Download our group booking form (PDF, 124Kb). Or contact:
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NRM Shildon, "Locomotion", Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 1PQ
• Daily 10:00 to 16:00 (Winter: now until 1 Apr). Limited opening at western end of site on Mondays and Tuesdays: See map
• Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (Summer: 2 Apr - 1 Oct)
• Closed 24–27 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.