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Flying Scotsman's Shildon Summer

Flying Scotsman is back after a pandemic-struck 2020—come and see this legendary loco at Locomotion.

Flying Scotsman goes on display at Locomotion for three weeks from Wednesday 28 July 2021. A general museum admission ticket is required for all Flying Scotsman activities—book your free ticket here.

Our café will be open, ready to refuel you with our delicious afternoon teas (available Friday–Sunday), as well as snacks and cold drinks.

Events programme

2–17 August
On the apron (with cab access)

Get up close to Flying Scotsman on the apron in front of the Collection Building. 

28 July – 17 August
Flying Scotsman Story

Find out more about Flying Scotsman’s story through chatting with our team of knowledgeable volunteers. 

28 July–17 August
Family activities

Join in with our drop-in family learning activities.


Scheduled dates

More information

Other interesting talks and activities will be popping up over the summer—keep an eye on this page to find out more.

For more information about what's on during your visit, please ask for details at our welcome desk when you arrive at Locomotion.

Please note that our events programme is subject to change. Train rides, footplate rides and cab access are currently not available. 

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