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October half term

Inspire the family this October half term at Locomotion, with a hands-on locomotive building challenge and an impressive array of engineering marvels

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Shildon DL4 2RE

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Our Location

Get up close to incredible engineering feats in Shildon—the world's first railway town

Our Exhibitions

Open 10.30–16.00 Wednesday–Sunday, extended opening during school holidays

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Opening Times

Free entry—donations welcome

Supported by Durham County Council

Railway Heroes

A new online exhibition showcasing interviews with railway workers who gave back to their communities—and country—during the COVID-19 pandemic

Part of the Science Museum Group