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Locomotion is now open. Please book your free tickets in advance

About us

At Locomotion you can see highlights of the national collection of railway vehicles in the world’s first railway town.

The town of Shildon has had an exciting story to tell since the earliest days of the rail industry, making it the perfect place to explore the rich seam of local railway history and discover how the railways have changed all our lives.

We have an exciting vision for the future of Locomotion—find out more about how our ideas are shaping up.

We've also recently been awarded Bronze in the Green Tourism Business Scheme, recognising our efforts in sustainability.

History of the museum

Who We Are

Part of the Science Museum Group