Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon, Shildon

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  • Have visited this place many times over recent years and never fail to be impressed by the railway engines and memorabilia on display. The special attraction this time was seeing the Battle of Britain...  more »
  • We regularly visit the NRM Shildon and there always great events probably with the exception of the toy and collector fairs where there is nothing but inflated tat stalls. The model railway shows are ...  more »
  • Was told about this place, so we decided to visit it whilst at Whitworth Hall. It is free to go in and has some interesting exhibits, plus cafe and gift shop. 
  • 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.