Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Shildon
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  • Visited for the first time for the lego exhibition, we're regulars at the big sister museum in York and will visit this one again and again too! Great, friendly service, exhibits well looked after and...  more »
  • Visited for the Lego show November 12th and was really impressed. Even without the Lego exhibition on it's easy to see why this is the number one thing to do in Shildon. Free entry but a £3 donation r...  more »
  • Visited for the first time this week, on a weekday morning. Arrived late morning and could not believe the loudness of the drilling going on in the hall. I wasn't expecting an oasis of calm but this n...  more »
  • Free to get in. Not huge, but interesting and great for the kids too. There usually some dress up or other activities possible. Good play Park outside too.
  • If you've been to the National Railway Museum in York then you've only seen part of the collection. Although not as big as York there are certainly more locomotives to see. Don't know if they have experts on the footplates of locomotives every day at Sheldon but I was impressed with their knowledge and passion for the subject.
  • It's okay. Not as good as it's Yorkshire cousin but closer for us proper northerners. Also, went when there was a pretty baller lego exhibition on.
  • Ok if you are in the area. Easily gotten around in 60 minutes. Not as vast as York
  • We regularly visit the main NRM in York, but this was our first visit to Shildon as we were passing nearby. Only time for a brief look around, but entry and parking were both FREE so still worth a visit. Model railway was not running which was a shame, and locos felt more cramped than in York due to layout of the building. Also a big shop selling model train products makes it worth a visit for modelling enthusiasts.