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Locomotion

Get up close to the world-famous locomotive as it goes on display as part of our exhilarating Steam Season.

Taking a break from its busy touring schedule, Flying Scotsman will go on display both outdoors and inside our Collection Building. You'll have the chance to take steam rides along our railway line, following the same route as locomotives on the original Stockton & Darlington Railway.

What's on

11–13 and 16–25 July

Static display inside Collection Building, including corridor tender access (visitors aged 12+) and cab access.

11 July – 1 August

Join our Learning team for free Scotsman-themed family activities. Colour in the locomotive in a livery of your choice, then explore the museum to find hidden jigsaw pieces and fit them together—what will be revealed?

14–15 July

Static display outdoors

27–30 July

Steam rides, footplate experiences and evening access sessions. Tickets on sale now—for more information, visit the gift shop.