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Schools and groups can book free tickets here.


Flying Scotsman at Christmas

16 December – 7 January | Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the famous steam engine

Museum Overview

About Us

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

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Opening Times

Free entry—donations welcome

Supported by Durham County Council

Part of the Science Museum Group