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

Play area

Enjoy the outdoors and get on board the climbing frames, slides, scramble nets and swings in our railway-themed adventure playground.

Railway-themed play area at Locomotion



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.

Accept a challenge, then hunt around your location—in Science Museum Group museums, at home or just about anywhere you like—to snap a treasure you think best meets the description.

Playing in a group, battle against friends and family and decide who wins the points—or you can let the app decide! You can also join forces with other players to win all the Treasure Hunter badges.

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When the power goes out, it’s time for action. Venture into the dark, explore different locations and meet new characters—creating your own adventure as you play! Use your science skills to get the power back on and see if you can discover the real reason behind darkness.

You’re in control—your choices and decisions will guide you through the story to discover the cause of Total Darkness. Will you solve the mystery before it’s too late?

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