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.

Risk Assessments

Part of planning any successful trip is doing a careful risk assessment first. To make your life a little easier we have compiled a simple hazard awareness table – available in our downloadable education pack.

This does not replace any statutory risk assessments you are required to complete by your school or LEA. It is for guidance only.

Where to stay in Shildon

For information on a range of accommodation throughout County Durham, from camping to luxury hotels, visit the official tourism website for County Durham. You can also find out what else is going on in the county, and learn about the area's history and heritage.

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

NRM Shildon, "Locomotion", Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 1PQ

Opening Times
• Daily 10:00 to 16:00 (Winter: now until 1 Apr). Limited opening at western end of site on Mondays and Tuesdays: See map
• Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (Summer: 2 Apr - 30 Sep).
• 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 the Education Officer on 01388 771444 or email

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