Welcome back to Locomotion. We're working hard to keep things clean and safe so you can enjoy our magnificent museum.
- You need to pre-book a free ticket to get in
- You need to wear a face covering in the museum
- We haven't reopened everything yet—see 'What do I need to know?' for more info
- A few other things—see the FAQs page for more info
Updated Government guidance
As of 30 September 2020, the Government has introduced additional measures for areas of North East England. We must now ask that you only visit the museum with people from your household or support bubble.
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 information
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.