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6. Locomotion – the National Railway Museum at Shildon

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - Durham and County Durham

Locomotion – the National Railway Museum at Shildon

The National Railway Museum tells the story of development of the British railway industry through it's fantastic collection of working steam engines with gleaming paint and brasswork, railway artefacts, images and records. As a special treat or present, why not try the "Drive of Your Life" package, where you can actually get to drive a working steam engine (under supervision) and find out more about the behind the scenes operations with the locomotive team.

Locomotion Address:
Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
Co Durham
England, UK

Locomotion Opening Times:
Summer Season
1st April - 7th
Monday to Sunday, 10.00am - 5.00pm
Winter Season
8th October - 16th March
Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Locomotion is closed 24th December 2007 - 1st January 2008 inclusive
Locomotion is open to groups by special arrangement outside these times

Locomotion Admission:
Free for all visitors except during certain special events when charges may apply
T  +44 (0)1388 777999
F  +44 (0)1388 771448

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