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To visit, please book free admission tickets.
Please note, face coverings are now mandatory when indoors at the museum, unless you are exempt.

Welcome back

Welcome back to Locomotion. Free admission tickets are now available.

Changes to admission

To help maintain social distancing, we're limiting the number of people who can visit each day. To help us manage this, please book free tickets in advance.

In line with the recent Government announcement, face coverings are now mandatory when indoors at the museum, unless you are exempt. Our staff also wear face coverings.

Please observe social distancing, and follow one-way routes around the museum. 

If you have any further questions, please see our reopening FAQs page


What you need to know

Museum shop

Browse an extensive range of railway gifts, models, books, posters, clothing and more in our shop near the entrance to the Collection Building. Alongside highlights such as our Flying Scotsman range, you’ll find classic train sets from Hornby and locomotive and carriage models from Bachmann.

Other useful info

Dogs are permitted on the museum’s outdoor footpaths, but must not be left unattended at any time. Dogs are not permitted in the children’s play area or in any museum building, except for assistance dogs. Other animals are not permitted.

Download our admissions guidelines for information about photography, restricted items and our full conditions of entry.

Covid-19 industry standard

In partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

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