Family activities

Our award-winning Museum – based in one of the world's oldest railway towns – has something for everyone.

What's on at NRM ShildonLocomotion

Always a great day out

Learn more about our railway heritage through fun interactive displays – plus more than 70 heritage rail vehicles on show.

The Holiday Station

October half term at Locomotion Shildon

The Holiday Station

Have children between aged 8 and 11? Then why not sign them up for one of our 'Holiday Station' sessions which take place on weekdays throughout the school holidays.

Make the most of Co Durham

No matter what time of year you visit County Durham, you'll always find a wide selection of events to entertain you.

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Outdoor play area

Your young ones will love letting off steam in our railway-themed outdoor play area.

Children’s Birthday Parties

Hop on board and celebrate your birthday with a super party package at Locomotion.

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