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Train Rides

Journey back in time for a ride behind one of our operating locomotives.

Diesel shunter in action

We operate our on-site passenger service at various times throughout the year, giving you the chance to experience Shildon's railway heritage first-hand. 

The journey takes you along the original line of the Stockton & Darlington Railway, past the museum's Collection Building and back towards the historic coal drops—the perfect way to take in our main sights and truly appreciate the power of a locomotive.

Times vary throughout the day, so visit the Collection Building on arrival to check availability and buy your ticket.

New all-day ticket

You can now enjoy train rides all day with our unlimited ticket. Available for £5 from our on-site shop, you can ride as many times as you want on the day of your visit. Please note this is only available on standard operating days and will not be available for Flying Scotsman or Santa services.


Wheelchair users are now able to access the passenger train service.

Scheduled dates

Part of the Science Museum Group