Locomotion, Shildon, North East, United Kingdom
We can’t wait to welcome you back to our museum from Tuesday 28 July 2020. We’ve been working hard to provide safe, clean spaces for you to enjoy the museums you know and love.
Some things about your visit will be different to before and we are asking visitors to help keep our museums safe by following a few guidelines. To manage visitor numbers we are introducing free, timed, one-way routes around the museum to ensure you have a relaxed visit and can maintain social distancing.
We have introduced an online booking system for museum entry tickets. Please book your tickets online in advance.
We've created an FAQ section to help answer any questions you have about tickets, safety, facilities and more. If you need more information, though, please contact us and we’ll do our best to help.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
OPENING DATES AND TIMES
The museum will be open 11.00–16.00 until further notice.
- Tuesday 28 July
- Thursday 30 July
- Saturday 1 August
WEEK 2 ONWARDS
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
FROM WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2020
Open all week except Tuesdays
To keep visitors safe and maintain social distancing, some parts of the museum will not be available when we reopen. This page will be updated as things become available again.
- Collection Building, with one-way system
- A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley demonstrations
- Picnic areas, toilets and baby changing areas
- Outdoor playground
- Café, with hot food, drinks and ice cream
- Under-5s play area
- Model railway
- Tours and talks
- Cab and carriage access (but you can look inside)
- Passenger rides
Follow this link to book your tickets easily online.
Browse an extensive range of railway gifts, models, books, posters, clothing and more in our shop near the entrance to the Collection Building. Alongside highlights such as our Flying Scotsman range, you’ll find classic train sets from Hornby and locomotive and carriage models from Bachmann.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Dogs are permitted on the museum’s outdoor footpaths, but must not be left unattended at any time. Dogs are not permitted in the children’s play area or in any museum building, except for assistance dogs. Other animals are not permitted. Dogs also can't go on our train rides, except for assistance dogs.
COVID-19 INDUSTRY STANDARD
In partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.