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You no longer need to pre-book your museum admission, except for selected events.

Schools and groups can book free tickets here.

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Our award-winning museum has something for everyone—find out more about what's on offer for families here.


The museum has accessible baby-changing facilities, picnic areas and a cafe serving hot and cold food.

You can bring your own packed lunch and soak up the sunshine alongside our cherry blossom trees in the outdoor picnic area. If the weather is against you, move indoors and enjoy your family lunch at one of our indoor picnic tables as you take in the impressive locomotives on display in the Collection Building

Find out more about facilities and accessibility.

School holidays

Locomotion is the perfect place for a fun and inspiring day out during the school holidays, when we have a special programme of events for younger visitors. Explore what's on at the museum here.