Planning a visitLocomotion

Travelling to the Museum

By car: From Junction 58 on the A1M take the A68 and the A6072 to Shildon. Locomotion is signposted, and is a 1/4 of a mile south east of Shildon Town Centre.

By rail: We are three minutes' walk from Shildon Station.

By bus: Service buses run from Durham, Bishop Auckland and Darlington.

On foot: Locomotion is a 10-minute walk from Shildon Town Centre.

How to book a visit

All group visits to the museum should be booked in advance. To make a booking or for more information about available workshops, please call 01904 685786 or email Simon.Smalley@nrm.org.uk

To help plan your booked visit to Locomotion, please read through the following guides:

School information pack - Planning your visit

School information pack - The day of your visit

School visit risk assessment

Science Museum Group confirmation of insurance


Download these guides to help young visitors get the most out of their visit:

Object hunt

Object hunt (energy)

Object hunt (forces)

Object hunt (materials)

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Please view location details for NRM Shildon at Google Maps' website.

Locomotion Shildon, Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 2RE


Opening Times
• Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (Summer: 28 Mar-Oct).
• Daily 10:00 to 16:00 (Winter: Oct-Apr).
• Closed 24–27 Dec and 1 Jan

Contact the Education team

To make a booking or to find out more information about what we offer, please contact Simon Smalley on 01904 685786 or email simon.smalley@nrm.org.uk

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