Daily 10:00 to 17:00 (Summer: 4 Apr - 2 Oct). (Catering is limited on Monday 11 July)
Daily 10:00 to 16:00 (Winter: 3 Oct - 3 Apr). During Winter, building 8 (Collections) is open daily; buildings 1 to 4 are open Wed - Sun
Locomotion is the first national museum to be built in the North East. It combines the historic buildings and workshops of the Timothy Hackworth Museum with a new 557 sq metre (6,000 sq ft) building housing 60 vehicles from the National Collection, classrooms, conservation, workshops, cafe and shop on a one kilometre (1091 yards) long site which will also include public art, picnic facilities and play area.
Tel: 01388 777 999Visit Locomotion website
Cafe, children's playground and shop are all available.
Locomotion is fully accessible. A bus is available to transport visitors around the site and toilets are available throughout the museum. Please contact Locomotion in advance to reserve a wheel chair.
By car: From junction 58 on the A1 M take the A68 and the A6072 to Shildon. Follow the brown signs to Locomotion quarter of a mile south east of Shildon town centre. By bus: Service buses run from Durham, Bishop Auckland and Darlington. By train: Three minutes walk from Shildon Station. Public transport information Call traveline 0870 608 2608. On foot: Locomotion is a ten minute walk from Shildon town centre.